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A participatory approach to the assessment of built heritage: an example from Wellington, Aotearoa/ New Zealand (PLA Notes 46)

In New Zealand the preservation of the built environment is important for cultural reasons, as well as aiding urban renewal. However, the people that select which buildings are protected often come from, the white middle-classes. This paper discusses the use of participation to involve indigenous and ethnic groups in the decision making process.

Participatory Learning and Action is the world’s leading informal journal on participatory approaches. Guest editors provide up-to-the minute accounts of participatory approaches in specific fields. Since 1987, PLA has provided a forum for participatory practitioners – community workers, activists and researchers – to share experiences, reflections and methodological innovations with others, providing a genuine ‘voice from the field’.

To download individual articles for ‘PLA Notes 46: Participatory processes for policy change’ see 'More information' link below.

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  • IIED code: G02041
  • Published: Apr 2003 - IIED
  • Area: New Zealand
  • Theme: Participation
  • Source pub: Participatory Learning and Action 46
  • Language: English

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