Presentation and Validation of Results (Neighbourhood Plan)

1 day
Participatory Activity
Toolbox Themes
  • ParticipationInclude diverse stakeholders, sectors, and perspectives to improve and make more inclusive the urban planning process and results.

Share, gather feedback, and validate the Neighbourhood Plan with the neighbourhood community.

  • Validation of the Neighbourhood Plan


The process of validation and presentation of the results of Block G Simplified Neighbourhood Plan is also an opportunity to celebrate the process with neighbours and to recognise the community as key actors in the elaboration of the plan; where all proposals reflect the interests of their neighbours. This is a moment to ensure that the expectations of the neighbours themselves are being met, as well as an opportunity to convince those neighbours who are sceptical about what the plan proposes. 
As a neighbourhood plan, it would be best if the presentation and validation process takes place in the neighbourhood itself. The team and the neighbours can make a list of places (public or private) where this process can take place. Some places could be: parks, squares, streets, public car parks, shopping malls, schools, community centres or at the project house. 
The technical team will present and validate the process using the T41 Citizen Engagement Guide. Considering the scale of the plan, the team can carry out a combination of the socialisation, consultation and engagement strategies. Socialisation and consultation can be carried out in simultaneous moments, where the plan proposal, the material that will give context to the proposal and the other plans that have been carried out in a participatory way both in their process and in their validation are presented. 
Participatory budgeting or voting on the prioritisation of strategic projects are some genuine ways in which neighbours can be involved in the planning process. The team should aim to grow its database of citizens engaged in the plan once this activity is completed, as well as documenting the whole process of the activity itself. 

Consideration: It may be the case in some cities where the law requires a process of validation and consultation with neighbours. However, it is considered appropriate in those cities where it is not a requirement of the planning process, to make the effort to carry out  the three components of the guide (socialise, consult or validate).


  1. Determine the content that requires validation and that which will give context to what will be validated in this activity.
  2. Using T41 Citizen Engagement Guide and the results of T13 Participation Plan Guide, determine the activities that are best suited to the content to be presented.
  3. Convene as outlined in the Communication Strategy (Activity 10) and the database collected from the Public Launch of the Planning Process (Activity 11)
  4. Carry out the activities set out in step 2.
  5. Document the results of the activities in a report.
  6. Remind participants of the following appointments and next steps.
  7. If needed, share the team's contact information with new interested stakeholders. 
  8. Review the inputs from this activity and incorporate them into the Neighbourhood Plan.