Abstracts: January 22nd, 2007

This programme is now available to view on egovtv.tv, the online television channel for public service modernisation. It presents a case study demonstrating innovative approaches to citizen involvement in local neighbourhood planning decisions by Burnley Council and Elevate East Lancashire, one of the government’s nine housing market renewal pathfinders. The Case Study focuses on how engaging the general public and stakeholders in planning and re-development is vital to the success of projects, refining plans and providing residents with a sense of ownership.This is the first in a series of programmes which consider the range of new approaches and mechanisms being employed by local and central government to increase citizen engagement, whilst demonstrating the benefits that greater public involvement can bring to planning and public service delivery.

GovTV (www.eGovTV.tv) is a dedicated web-cast television channel for governors of public bodies, council members and senior executives across all public sector organisations and is available free to an unlimited audience at anytime, at any location via the internet.

The programme is available at: http://www.egovtv.tv/programmes/Case%20Study-%20Engaging%20Citizens%20In%20Town%20Regeneration