Technology can revolutionise how local people get involved in planning, by Euan Mills

The 1960s marked a turning point in the history of urban planning. Until this point, planning was done unto people. As planners sketched out new plans for places, there was little or no thought given to local knowledge or building democratic legitimacy into the plans. In the 1960s Jane Jacobs, in the USA, and the Skeffington Report in the UK, began to turn the tide.

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