We use Planning for RealŠ, a hands-on technique, to encourage everyone in a community to contribute to decision-making. The use of simple models to look at different options is a big change from the usual presentations and expensive exhibitions most communities are confronted with. It encourages people to contribute to the development process, not just comment on the final proposals. In our experience, public meetings only provide a platform for the strongest voices - we feel its important to talk to everyone.
Here are a few recent Community Action Plans we have developed in partnership with local communities: