Date of Award
Major Research Paper
Master of Public Administration
This paper examines whether the facilitation of public participation in local government is a worthwhile objective, using public engagement in the Meadowlily Secondary Plan in London, Ontario as a case study. An online survey was administered to citizens who participated in the City’s land use planning process. The findings reveal that by participating in decision-making, citizens learned about the processes and responsibilities of municipal government, in addition to other forms of learning, which demonstrates that the facilitation of public participation in municipal government is indeed a worthwhile objective.
Hurley, Michael, "Public Participation in Canadian Local Government: A Study of the Meadowlily Secondary Plan Process in London, Ontario" (2010). MPA Major Research Papers. 91.