This is a link to the ILG website information on the webinar dealing with "Deeply Held Concerns and Organized Opposition in Pubic Engagement Activities," with an excerpt:
This is a link to an article from the "Project for Public Spaces" with an excerpt:
A sustainable future depends on the emergence of local Communities as the primary stewards of our quality of life.
The title of this essay is intentionally provocative. We are experiencing the “end” of conventional planning as we know it. Stated differently, we have reached and passed “Peak Planning.” Conventional planning—plans, goals, policies, objectives, rules and standards, implementation strategies and processes, monitoring, and all the related variations on logical and rationale processes for influencing the future, are useful more formal tools, and here to stay.