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Cowley Road Matters: community transport and road design (PLA 52)

Clare Symonds

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Clare Symonds provides an account of using participatory approaches with a local community to design a road improvement scheme in the UK. A local group called East Oxford Action used participatory video, mapping and scale models of the road, and a local drop in centre to successfully involve over 2,000 local residents and road users in the consultation for the scheme design – a process which has been described as ‘unique’ in the UK.

Participatory Learning and Action 52 is a general issue. It includes a wide selection of articles, extracts and training tips from participatory practitioners around the world.

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

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