Even though creativity is necessary to propose adapted solutions in consultation processes in the field of planning and environment, it is very often lacking. Yet, few authors studied this consultations’ dimension. Consultations are more often considered as learning processes with no link with the final decision to be taken. We propose to use Donald Winnicott’s concept of transitional space in order to analyze the creative dimension of several consultations in France and Quebec. This approach allows us to formulate proposals in order to improve the processes.
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