By Admin Eltis / Updated: 28 May 2019

Definition – Collaborationinfo-icon refers to the process of two or more organisations or people working together towards a common aim. The term collaborative planning is about why urban regions are important to social, economic and environmental policyinfo-icon and how political communities may organise to improve the quality of their places. The importance of the city region is highlighted and the definition also indicates that governanceinfo-icon and the relationships of organisations need to adapt to achieve collaborative planning.

Relevance to SUMP – Collaborative planning is a central concept of the SUMP process, which promotes communication and collaboration amongst organisations through both vertical integrationinfo-icon and horizontal integrationinfo-icon. As highlighted in the introduction of the SUMP Guidelines (2013), the planning process “…seeks to ensure the involvement of stakeholders at appropriate stages and collaboration between relevant policy areas [e.g. health, energy] and authorities.

Source: Oxford Dictionaries (online); Healey, 1997 cited by Harris 2002

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