The discussion in class covered different aspects of Regional & Inter-state planning. Based on this discussion and your own readings write a page shedding the light on: (i) what do you think inter-state planning actually means? (ii) Why the examples mentioned in the readings good/bad and (iii) provide suggestions to improve the objectives and mandates for such inter-state planning.
Collaborative planning emerged from both theory and practice. Experience shows that participation remains problematic and less effective than we, as environmental planners, would desire. Mandarano highlight the differences between the output and outcome in such a process. In one-page support or critic Mandarano’s approach and end with one example form the US or the world (of your choice) where the quality of people’s participation made a difference in accepting, rejecting or reshaping a mega project.