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!

Women and the City

Women’s participation in urban planning and the momentum of social media can help to create safer cities for women.

A Critical Perspective on the New Urban Agenda

The main criticisms regarding the New Urban Agenda are its vagueness, the lacking linkages to the SDGS and former HABITAT documents, the focus on cities, neo-liberal tendencies and a grave shortfall of follow-up mechanisms.

European Habitat in Prague

This is my brief account of the European Habitat Conference in Prague, focusing on a keynote on liveable cities by Prof. Jan Gehl.

2016: The Year of Cities

This introduction to the 2016 conference HABITAT III gives an overview of the high hopes for future urban development and partcipatory potentials and shortcomings.

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