Backgrounder: Participatory Process

Review the principles of participatory planning processes in building healthy communities.

Policy resource type : Participatory Processes
Type : Internal

Participatory planning engages local residents in each phase of the planning process in order to design livable, inclusive cities. Emerging research is showing that participatory planning and design can promote health and health equity.

What makes this tool valuable?

Download the backgrounder to learn about supporting evidence and best practices in participatory planning.

Images of participatory design

For a list of references related to this topic, download the annotated bibliography in the resources section. 

For some sample Canadian policies that promote participatory processes, download the backgrounder document.

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