In the new Dutch Environment and Planning Act, coming into effect in 20121, a more prominent role for citizens in urban planning is anticipated. Although supporting campaigns and websites suggest citizens' empowerment, actually their participation is only legally required in limited instances. This article shows that whether citizens get a bigger say will depend upon the local political powers at play.
|Translated title of the contribution||Participation: discrepancy between legislation and practice|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Rooilijn. Tijdschrift voor wetenschap en beleid in de ruimtelijke ordening|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Dec 2018|
- Citizens initiatives
- Urban planning