Presentation on theme: "Community Planning: Finding Innovative Ways Forward Conceptual Framework The Geddes Institute Deborah Peel."— Presentation transcript:
Community Planning: Finding Innovative Ways Forward Conceptual Framework The Geddes Institute Deborah Peel
2 /12 Objectives of the Research Exchange To foster mutual learning about processes of effective community engagement and planning To share hands-on community governance experience and to identify models of best practice To enhance understanding of community planning practice
3 /12 Underlying Assumptions Conceptual Framework for the Project That policy is transferable That policy learning takes place That change in community governance is required
4 /12 Learning Across International Boundaries Increasingly outward-looking approach to policy making Seeking out new ideas from abroad Comparing/defending existing approaches Encouraging professional development
5 /12 Learning in an International Context Learning about other countries Learning from other countries Scanning Selecting Understanding Assessing Recommending
6 /12 A Shared Understanding What is the context of community planning? What are the events that led to community planning? What are the key elements of community planning? How is community planning intended to work? How does community planning function? What does community planning deliver? Is the available information adequate and accurate?
7 /12 Assessing the Relevance A robust assessment as to the similarity of the problems which are being addressed, and the policy goals being tackled must be understood. How does the initiative relate to conditions at home? Are there any significant features that are different? What are the likely effects of the differences? What modifications might be required for it to work at home?
8 /12 Moving to Recommendations Options from the Research Study Experience: Reject? Reasons Copy? Justify and Reasoning Be inspired? Why and how Learn Lessons……
10 /12 Sharing Contexts Learning About Other Countries Scotland Spatiality Economics Demographics Politics Governance Japan Spatiality Economics Demographics Politics Governance
11 /12 Community Governance in Context Background: Why, When and How community planning came about in Scotland Key Actors: Who is shaping community planning? Three aspects of community planning – Product – What it is – Process – How it is put into effect – Outcome – What it is achieving
12 /12 Lessons Learned Learning from Other Countries Understanding (common) problems and issues Assessment of policy innovations and solutions – Process – Product – Outcomes Recommendations