Proceedings of Conference. 4th-7th June 2006, Edinburgh, Scotland.
The H-form and action planning (HAP) method for focussing and progressing group deliberation
Wendy Kenyon* and Carol Hunsberger
Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Scotland
* Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen , AB15 8QH , Scotland . W.Kenyon@macaulay.ac.uk
The paper introduces the H-form and action planning (HAP) method used in the PATH participatory workshop. The aim of the workshop was to benefit from the participatory experience and expertise of the 120 conference delegates in considering three issues: participation in policy making, scale issues related to participatory processes, and representation in participatory processes. The paper sets out the elements of the method and discusses how each was implemented in the PATH workshop. There is a discussion on aspects of the method that worked well and that did not work so well. The paper concludes with a discussion of the benefits of using the method in a conference setting.