ERIC Number: ED127219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Highways and Humans: A Conference on Effective Citizen Skills in Transportation Planning (June 26, 1976). Final Report.
Allen, Rodney F.; LaHart, David E.
Contained in this final report of a one-day conference are abstracts of speakers' remarks, conference conclusions and evaluation, appendices on publicity, conference handouts, goal statements, and sample lessons for citizen education. The purpose of the conference was to provide dialogue among practitioners of citizen participation skills, government officials, the general public, and academic humanists. By examining a local policy issue, transportation planning in Tallahassee, it was hoped to identify the variety of citizen participation skills needed to cope with such issues, and to see which skills were used, were effective, or were found wanting in this situation. Speakers compared the "Open Society" dream with realities of citizen access to policymaking, discussed Tallahassee's planning issues as a case study, and identified numerous citizen participation skills. "Awareness--Action--Persistence" represents the combination of skills recognized to be essential in achieving effective citizen input. (AV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Endowment for the Humanities, Gainesville.