A quantitative analysis of consensus building in local environmental review

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This study analyzes consensus-building efforts in environmental review. It provides evidence of the effectiveness of consensus building by assessing changes in participants' perceptions before and after their involvement in a stakeholder advisory panel. In contrast to qualitative case study investigations of consensus building, this study uses quantitative analysis based on a quasi-experimental research design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-98
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Planning Education and Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007



  • Consensus building
  • Environmental review
  • Public participation

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