Planning Democracy Blog


Citizen juries for planning: in or out?

Planning Democracy regularly hears from communities that have been involved in the planning process and feel that their participation is not valued sufficiently, or at times, local residents’ views are dismissed entirely compared with...


Glasgow Games or Glasgow’s Shame?

A guest blog by Dr. Libby Porter. Critics of feel-good events like the Commonwealth Games, or any other major sporting event for that matter, are usually howled out of town as naysayers, or as...


Caring Democratic Planning or Exhausted Citizens?

“Exhausted, isolated, anguished, traumatised, frustrated, baffled, depressed, rejected, raw and wounded”. These are words that have been used by ordinary people to describe their experience of democratic planning in Scotland. The words are shockingly...