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Approach

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APPROACH

Too often, the primary goal of public involvement programs is to promote greater participation by the public as a way to legitimize a project’s decision making process. Urban Alternatives’ experience suggests that this view of public involvement is very shortsighted. While increased involvement by the public in planning and decision making may be desirable, we believe that participation should not be an end in itself, but rather a means to an end.

UA approaches public involvement as a project implementation tool — the means by which public agencies and private proponents develop the agreement they need to actually implement their plans, proposals and projects.

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