Title: Stories of Citizens: Exploring the Boundaries between cities and government
Authors: Vandenabeele, Joke ×
Wildemeersch, Danny #
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: School of Planning, University of Cincinnati
Series Title: Journal of Planning Education and Research issue:submitted
Abstract: In this article we elaborate a case where citizens were encouraged to discuss an environmental policy plan within focus groups. We raise three questions about the deliberation that we tried to support. First, to what extent is it relevant to consider a process of policy participation as ‘an educational space’? Second, how does this educational turn challenge planners to specify the role they can play in the context of processes of policy participation? Third, how to understand the importance of narratives in the learning of the focus group participants? Our answers to these questions are grounded both in the practical context of the seven focus groups and in a more theoretical attempt to understand policy planning as a particular educational practice for citizens.
ISSN: 0739-456X
Publication status: submitted
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning and Participation (-)
Educational Sciences Research Units (-)
× corresponding author
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