Transport planning process – how to plan consultation and participation activities

24 April 2017

Engagement expert Lucy Farrow (DbyD) and transport planning expert Tom Cohen (UCL) will share their experience and relevant academic research in a two day course (24th and 25th May 2017) and enable you to understand and effectively manage consultation and participation process.

Following this course you’ll be able to:

  • define the purpose of any consultation/participation exercise you’re planning
  • plan consultation/participation activities to contribute effectively to the transport planning process
  • specify appropriately the roles of experts, elected representatives and citizens in the process
  • select with confidence a suitable set of methods for the task in hand
  • successfully use a range of participation methods
  • extract the key messages from consultation/participation activities and convey them to policy makers

“[The course] took us through from beginning to end, which will help me when doing it for real! I understand the variety of participation methods in a lot more detail.” (Recent participant)

Your trainers

Lucy Farrow is Principal Consultant at Dialogue by Design, specialists in deliberation-basedengagement.  Her transport experience includes consultation for HS2; she has also led participation exercises on controversial energy and land-use planning projects. Lucy has a particular interest in helping infrastructure developers have meaningful conversations with the public that benefit both sides.

Tom Cohen did a lot of stakeholder consultation in his ten years of consultancy and, since moving  to UCL, has continued to work in both the practice of and research into citizen participation.  Tom has developed and led several well-received short training courses on

To book a place please follow this link to the UCL Website or for more info give Tom a call on 07504 402113. Book by the 24th April for our early bird discount!

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