Project team

Dr Joanne Tippett, Senior Lecturer in the School of Environment and Development at the University of Manchester, researches planning for sustainability and innovative community engagement and partnership development. She is a founder of Ketso.

Fraser How is an experienced facilitator and co-developer of Ketso. He has collaborated with Joanne for several decades, including leading on community engagement for the 5-year, £3.2 million Carbon Landscape Programme, and is a co-founder with Joanne of the RoundView Guidelines for a regenerative future.

Their experience is synthesised in: Tippett, J. and How, F. (2020), Town Planning Review, Where to lean the ladder of participation: a normative heuristic for effective coproduction processes, 91, (2), 109–132.

Dr Justin Larner is the Research Associate contributing to the research underpinning this resource. Justin is an experienced researcher and consultant with a PhD in Digital Innovation from Lancaster University.

Origins and stewardship of IP

This is a project of the ThinkingWare Community Interest Company, which was set up by Dr Joanne Tippett to steward and curate tools and resources for effective community engagement and planning for sustainability.

ThinkingWare is in turn supported by the social business Ketso, which provides hands-on toolkits for creative engagement and learning. Much of the ideas in this workshop planning tool have drawn on decades of experience from Ketso users around the world, and we are hugely grateful for the ideas and feedback from this diverse range of people.


This workshop planning tool was supported by the UKRI Participatory Research Fund allocation, 2021-22. It draws on resources that were developed as part of the Aspect Methods for Change project.

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