Review the principles of participatory planning processes in building healthy communities.
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.
Download the backgrounder to learn about supporting evidence and best practices in participatory planning.
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.