Early Participation

Engaging People in the Early Phases of the Planning Process

Engaging People in the Early Phases of the Planning Process

esearch has shown that PPGIS tools (public participation GIS) offer a relevant option for tackling public engagement during the early steps. In the projects which planners have implemented independently, they have utilized PPGIS tools such as Maptionnaire the most during the early phases of the participation project. Here we have some glimpses into how PPGIS tools can help when the project looks more like a mess than anything really well thought out, and hence the experts are uncertain to have anything published just yet.