UK Planning Research Conference Roundtable: Practices, challenges and potentials of strategic planning: is true participation possible?


This roundtable pulled together different perspectives on spatial planning in the UK and Sweden, drawing out potentials and challenges. The panel comprised planners and participatory experts, either with experience of making participatory planning or who can provide overviews of best practise from strategic planning from Greater Manchester, as well as advocacy groups, challenging ‘common practice’ in the UK. Each panelist provided short provocations as well as leaving time for discussion and contributions from the floor. This rountable provided the opportunity to bring different opinions and expertise on participatory planning together.