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The Public Participation Handbook

Making Better Decisions Through Citizen Involvement

James L. Creighton


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Internationally renowned facilitator and public participation consultant James L. Creighton offers a practical guide to designing and facilitating public participation of the public in environmental and public policy decision making. Written for government officials, public and community leaders, and professional facilitators, The Public Participation Handbook is a toolkit for designing a participation process, selecting techniques to encourage participation, facilitating successful public meetings, working with the media, and evaluating the program. The book is also filled with practical advice, checklists, worksheets, and illustrative examples.

Jossey-Bass, 9781118437049, 284pp.

Publication Date: March 21, 2005

About the Author

James L. Creighton is president of Creighton & Creighton, Inc., in Los Gatos, California, at He has been an independent consultant in the public participation field since 1972 and has designed or conducted more than three hundred public participation programs. He is the founding president of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2), an international organization of professionals and people interested in the public participation field.