The social-cultural aspect is very important in every planning process. Social consulting and public participation are therefore now an integral part of every planning team.
Defining public participation in planning processes refers to the residents’ participation in decision-making to ensure that the planning process will maximize quality of life. Quality of life is a subjective concept that refers to different needs, such as living conditions, family life, health, social relations, employment opportunities, equal opportunity, services, and the possibility of keeping religious and social values.
The meetings and their character are set on the basis of the project and the nature of the population. They include large plenum meetings, round table meetings, focus groups, and subject workshops.