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The Role of Public Participation in Promoting Urban Planning

Kaveh Ostad-Ali-Askari1, Hossein Gholami2, Shahide Dehghan2 and Mohsen Ghane2
  • 1 Isfahan University of Technology, Iran
  • 2 Islamic Azad University, Iran


Each city has important and essential needs, which due to the development of modern cities, these needs occur despite to urban planning science. Future generation expectation of resources should also be consideredand urban planning should be defined and established based on participatory urbanization and citizen participation. The presence of citizens in decision-making and expressing their desire and needs in accordance with the current conditions of the community occurs in participatory urbanization. Participation has found a special place in urban planning theories. In today's world, people participation goes on like political, social, economic and so on. Planners make better use of popular forces to achieve a better society. This article tries to recall the planning process and the position of plannersand also uses a descriptive and comparative method to express the important theories of participatory urban development, such as the theory of Sherry Arnstein and Scott Davidson.

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 14 No. 2, 2021, 177-184


Submitted On: 1 June 2018 Published On: 24 April 2021

How to Cite: Ostad-Ali-Askari, K., Gholami, H., Dehghan, S. & Ghane, M. (2021). The Role of Public Participation in Promoting Urban Planning. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 14(2), 177-184.

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  • Participatory Urbanization
  • Citizen Participate
  • Urban Planning