The guidelines on the involvement of civil society in the spatial planning process are intended primarily for central and local level institutions and other governmental bodies that are directly involved in the process of drafting spatial planning documents in a participatory, inclusive, and gender-sensitive manner. They are also intended to enhance the knowledge and capacities of those working in the field of urban governance and city planning by improving and helping to institutionalise such participatory approaches. The guidelines can also serve as a source of information for other stakeholders. They make part of a broader document which deals with legal requirements of the spatial planning documents as stipulated in the Law on Spatial Planning and accompanying by-laws. The intention is to make these guidelines as practical as possible, but also to present some background theory which may be useful for those who have not had an earlier opportunity to work on public participation issues.
Guidelines for Public Participation in Spatial Planning download