Geoff Wilson is President of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) and is in his third year as chair of IAP2’s Core Values Awards. He works for Capital Health in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada as their Senior Advisor for Citizen Engagement.
I have always been impressed with the substantial body of public participation (P2) knowledge and experience that resides in the urban planning profession. This will be my third year chairing the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Core Values Awards, and each year IAP2 has received high quality urban planning projects from around the world. It got me thinking that public participation practitioners in any sector have lots to learn from their colleagues in urban planning.