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!

Can Urban Acupuncture Really Heal Cities?

Urban Acupuncture consists of pinpricks of urban change. In this article, I look at Jaime Lerner’s book on this topic and discuss the participatory potential of Urban Acupuncture.

The Right to the City

This article gives a brief overview of the Right to the City, its history and its current importance.

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.

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