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Using participatory consultation to help improve local government performance and services (PLA 44)
During a programme to tidy up the Scottish city of Edinburgh, the city council tried to isolate areas that local people felt had a problem with litter and graffiti, and required particular focus. Individuals were approached in public places, and with the use of maps, asked to pinpoint areas they viewed as trouble spots. The author highlights the benefits of this successful operation.
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This article was published in PLA 44: Local Government and Participation (June 2002).
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