Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Isabel Ruiz-Mallén
    Pages 1-11 Open Access
  3. Loredana T. Alfarè, Engelbert Ruoss, Amina Boumaour
    Pages 51-73 Open Access
  4. Martin Pogačar, Jasna Fakin Bajec, Katarina Polajnar Horvat, Aleš Smrekar, Jernej Tiran
    Pages 75-89 Open Access
  5. Danaja Visković Rojs, Maša Hawlina, Brigita Gračner, Rok Ramšak
    Pages 91-106 Open Access
  6. Stephanie Ramona O’Connor Sulifoa, Linda J. Cox
    Pages 133-145 Open Access
  7. Aleš Smrekar, Katarina Polajnar Horvat, Daniela Ribeiro
    Pages 169-184 Open Access
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 221-227

About this book


This open access book provides in-depth insights into participatory research and planning by presenting practical examples of its use. In particular, it describes theoretical and methodological aspects of participatory research and planning, as well as the implementation of participatory processes in fields such as transport planning, cultural heritage management, environmental planning and post-earthquake recovery. Further, it compares participatory planning experiences from different territorial levels – from the macro-regional, e.g. Southeastern Europe, Mediterranean or European metropolitan regions, to national, regional and local levels.

The book will help researchers, planners, public administration officials, decision-makers and the general public to understand the advantages, disadvantages and constraints of participatory planning and research. Using various examples, it will guide readers through the theory of participatory planning and research, its methods, and different perspectives on how to use it in practice.


Participatory Planning Transdisciplinary Research Multilevel Governance Public Participation Open Access Public Engagement Co-creation Community Empowerment Participatory Action Research Regional Participatory Planning Macro-regional Strategies

Editors and affiliations

  • Janez Nared
    • 1
  • David Bole
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Anton Melik Geographical InstituteLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Anton Melik Geographical InstituteLjubljanaSlovenia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-28013-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-28014-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2365-757X
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-7588
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