Definition – A citizen 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 area’ of the city (see territorial integration) are identified as stakeholders that should be informed and engaged in SUMP participation 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)