Public Participation in Planning

How to Facilitate Increased Public Participation and Influence in Municipal and Regional Plannning pursuant to the Planning and Building Act.

Public participation and dialogue in planning processes is strengthening and developing the local democracy. This guide aims to present principles and case studies of public participation in the planning processes according to the Planning and Building Act of 2008.

The Act covers community and land use planning. The principle of Universal Design, and children and adolescents and their living conditions are highlighted by the preamble as democratic premises in the planning for a sustainable development.

For more information about planning in Norway according to the Planning and Building Act we advise you to direct (eller visit) to and then choose the text "show this page in English" in the upper right corner.

Public Participation in Planning (pdf)