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!

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.

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.

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