Creating the Participatory City

Urbanisation is one of the most important trends of our time. By 2050, about 7 billion people will live in cities – that is all of the current world population! This means that we need innovative solutions for an inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable urban development. Participation is an important aspect of urbanisation, since it is the people who make up the city. In the words of the iconic Jane Jacobs:

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”

In this spirit and in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 11, parCitypatory is here to support a better urban development. You can learn more about participation on the blog and you can hire me as a consultant for communication strategies or as an urban journalist and writer to share your experience with participation.

About Me

My name is Laura and I am passionate about inspiring and creating more participation in urban planning. I work as an urban journalist and consultant on communication strategies in urban planning and development. I started this blog in 2016 in order to share knowledge and showcase innovative participatory solutions from cities all around the world. Learn more about me and get in touch via to work with me.

Work With Me

I work as a freelance journalist, writer and strategic communications consultant for NGOs and development agencies. In addition, I teach, give guest lectures and mentor students. To work with me, please get in touch with

The parCitypatory Blog

Stories About Participation

An inspirational collection of voices, ideas and experiences from urban neighbourhoods all over the world

Innovation in Participation

Innovative new methods and some unusual ideas for participation and urban planning in communities

The Basics of Participation

Introductory articles and overviews of the guidelines and theories around participation in urban planning

Urbanism Book Club

The Urbanism Book Club is for anyone interested in urban planning and urbanism.
We read one book a month together and discuss it here and on Instagram. Join the discussion and learn more about how cities can, should and don’t work!

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