My way or the highway? Framing transportation planners’ attitudes in negotiating professional expertise and public insight
Geoffrey A. Battista () and
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Geoffrey A. Battista: McGill University
Kevin Manaugh: McGill University
Transportation, 2019, vol. 46, issue 4, 1271-1290
Abstract Transportation planning continues to expand beyond traditional engineering and economic performance measures toward a broader scope of impacts across space and society. However, the attitudes of transportation planners as they balance their expert knowledge against public insights are not well-understood. We test a two-dimensional attitudinal framework using survey data from 311 U.S. and Canadian transportation planners. We reveal four attitudinal categories using principal component analysis, and hypothesis testing shows significant differences in personal and institutional attributes across these categories. We discuss what our results mean for training and regulatory measures striving to influence planner attitudes before proposing future directions for research.
Keywords: Transportation planning; Training; Certification; Citizen participation; Advocacy; Institutional factors (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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