Citizen engagement and urban change: Three case studies of material deliberation

Sarah R. Davies, Cynthia Selin, Gretchen Gano, Ângela Guimarães Pereira

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Abstract

Public participation in urban planning and development is a widely used process which seeks to enable better decision making. In this paper we address critiques of such deliberation - that it relies on the discursive to the detriment of experiential, material or affective modes of expression - and describe three case studies of participation which emphasise, in different ways, 'material deliberation'. We close by discussing the ways in which such material deliberative practices can best be understood as components of a wider deliberative society.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)351-357
Number of pages7
JournalCities
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2012

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Keywords

  • Deliberation
  • Public participation
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Urban infrastructure
  • Water

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  • Sociology and Political Science

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Citizen engagement and urban change : Three case studies of material deliberation. / Davies, Sarah R.; Selin, Cynthia; Gano, Gretchen; Pereira, Ângela Guimarães.

In: Cities, Vol. 29, No. 6, 12.2012, p. 351-357.

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Davies, Sarah R. ; Selin, Cynthia ; Gano, Gretchen ; Pereira, Ângela Guimarães. / Citizen engagement and urban change : Three case studies of material deliberation. In: Cities. 2012 ; Vol. 29, No. 6. pp. 351-357.
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