Best Practices for Online Public Consultation in Community Planning: A White Paper


The objective of this proposed project is to update public consultation best practices with a particular emphasis on online engagement in community and regional planning issues. Within the City of Vancouver Development Services Department there are several different areas that involve public consultation in respect of land use planning and decision-making. These include Rezoning and Development Permit applications as well as the formulation of Official Community Plans. The white paper resulting from the research undertaken will inform the Public Consultation component of these Submission Requirements and Checklists for the Real Estate Development Industry as well as the City’s own Planning processes.
Colleen Hardwick (Nystedt)
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Penny Gurstein
British Columbia