Enabling Environmental Justice: Assessment of Participatory Tools

Posted by on March 30, 2009

Report Released, “Enabling Environmental Justice: Assessment of Participatory Tools” – The report from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology sets out to test the extent to which various participatory tools have the potential to enable procedural justice in the environmental arena. The report synthesizes the findings of 59 case studies applying seven different participatory tools to environmental decision-making contexts in developed and developing countries. Tools analyzed are: notice and comment, public hearings, focus groups, participatory workshops, citizen advisory committees, citizen juries and referenda.  To read the Executive Summary, visit: http://web.mit.edu/jcarmin/www/carmin/EnablingEJ.pdf

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