Participatory facilitation inputs into land management by the City of Ottawa (PLA 44)
Attempting to improve green spaces within Ottawa metropolitan area proved problematical due to limited funds. This was partially solved for publicly owned land by using participatory techniques to garner opinions of local residents on what they valued in their open spaces and what could be improved, therefore ensuring funds were invested into areas that people appreciated.
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