THE BASICS of Participation​

In this section, people are telling their stories about participation. It is intended as an inspirational collection of voices, ideas and experiences from urban neighbourhoods all over the world. The opportunity to participate or make one’s voice heard is usually most limited in informal settlements or poor neighbourhoods. Therefore, these stories focus on ideas for more urban participation  in poorer communities. Do you have a story to share from your neighbourhood? Get in touch with me!

Blogging as a Participatory Tool

Blogging about neighbourhood developments and urban planning initiatives can be a valuable tool for citizens, local governments and urban planners alike.

Pet-Friendly Neighborhoods

Guest author Sonja de Lugo from Pet Friendly Cities explains why public spaces should be designed for both humans and animals.

Holzmarkt Berlin, Creative City Berlin

Berlin: Creativity and Gentrification

In this essay, Dennis Gastelum explores the notion of Berlin as a creative cities and relates experience from a field trip to the Mediaspree area to the Mexican city of Guadalajara.

Participatory Methods: Mapping

Using mapping, you can combine the results of auto-photography and transect walks into a great visualisation of the urgent urban planning issues in a neighbourhood.

Participatory Methods: Auto-Photography

The second participatory method presented in the series on participatory methods is auto-photography, where you encourage community members to take pictures of problems and potential solutions to them.

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