the right timing

The law states that any land use planning project must be submitted for public consultation, both during its conception but also, most importantly, BEFOREHAND.

But the fact is, it doesn’t always work out that way (actually, hardly ever). This often leads to some frustration among the local population, which can hinder or sometimes even stall the project. Public participation, done in the right way and with the right timing, makes sense. We are more likely to understand and accept a project when we are actively involved with it, right from the start, from the very first discussions.


In an ideal world, we should strive to establish a permanent space for dialogue. But how? On what scale? With who? With what objectives in mind?

By clicking here, you find our study report on the challenges of public participation facing climate change which provides answers to these questions.