Participatory inclusive mechanisms to set the civic improvement agenda in Palmerston North, New Zealand (PLA 44)

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Published: June 2002
Participatory Learning and Action
Product code:G01997
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Participatory Learning and Action series, issue 44: Local Government and Participation

The author presents a case study from Palmerston North city council in New Zealand, where participatory techniques were used to obtain local peoples' views on the city's amenity value, and what future changes and developments they anticipated to further enhance these features.

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