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Local government using participatory methods to facilitate stakeholder dialogue and conflict resolution (PLA 44)

Joanna Humphries

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Many university cities across Britain face increasing conflicts between residents and students in parts of town favoured by students for accommodation. This paper assesses the way Newcastle City Council tackled the problem using participation to include all involved parties, and to ensure that certain groups or individuals did not dominate the discussion.

Participatory Learning and Action (PLA, formerly PLA Notes) is the world's leading series on participatory learning and action approaches and methods. PLA publishes articles on participation aimed at practitioners, researchers, academics and activists. All articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board. See: www.planotes.org

This article was published in PLA 44: Local Government and Participation (June 2002).
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