Photography could also be used to engage the participants in capturing their image of an area. This could be a prelude to a discussion on the qualities and shortcomings of the area. It could be a way of showing different perspectives and having a dialogue on different values. You could also use pictures of different landscapes that have been produced prior to a meeting, to start a discussion on which landscapes we prefer. This adds a greater understanding of different opinions, but also shows some common references when it comes to beauty and attraction in the landscape.
Introduction - building confidence
To have participative planning process needs time and planning to start. Here we will present some ideas for a smooth beginning of the process.