We were delighted to participate in the recent ECTP-CEU Technology in Planning Practice, 11th biennial conference of Towns and Town Planners in Dublin. CiviQ presented research conducted jointly with Kilkenny County Council on ‘”Opening Public Submissions for Improved Planning”. This study focused on the recent public consultation in Kilkenny County Council on the Brewery Masterplan. Our key findings are the 1) gap in information flows between the consultation period and decision-point 2) lack of clear definition of ‘decision-process’ and ‘due-account’ in the Aarhus Convention.
Our second presentation “Opinion Data Model: Generating New Insights on Social Perspectives for Inclusive Planning” explained the importance of open information flows during public consultation processes, the importance of social data for smart cities, and the role of Q-methodology in generating public insights for more transparency policy and planning practice.
Drop us a line if you would like a copy of these presentations. Thank you to all participants for great discussions at the sessions.