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By Admin Eltis / Updated: 12 Nov 2015

Definition – A citizeninfo-icon is a legally-recognised subject of a nation, region or municipality. More generally the term is used to refer to an inhabitant of a particular town or city.

Relevance to SUMP – Citizens of the town or city for which the SUMP is being prepared as well as the citizens of neighbouring authorities that live within the ‘functioning areainfo-icon’ of the city (see territorial integrationinfo-icon) are identified as stakeholders that should be informed and engaged in SUMP participationinfo-icon processes. The SUMP Guidelines (2013) emphasise that planning for the future of our cities “…must take citizens as the focus; citizens as travellers, as business people, as consumers, customers or whatever role one may assume, people must be part of the solution: Preparing an SUMP means Planning for People.”

Source: Oxford Dictionaries (online) 

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