Urban forum pilot project
Institute of Urban Studies
The objective of this project will be to design, establish and implement a system of two-way information flow to enable policymakers in government to understand the perceptions and reactions of people on a range of policy proposals and programs, to provide, through improved information, greater use and effectiveness of government programs,to transmit needs and concerns of people in their efforts to cope with a changing urban environment. Built into this system will be mechanisms to ensure co-operation between the different jurisdictions of government and a means of developing consultation. It is felt that the urban forum concept properly designed and implemented would lead to more effective programs and policies by means of greater citizen, group and tri-level involvement, in the formulation and acceptance of programs and policies.