Stories About 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!

This is a geographic overview of all the Stories I have collected so far:

Voices from Breda

Revitalising a public space in the Dutch city of Breda and fostering civic participation are the goals of Ed Ravensbergen from NIEUWBRUUT.

Voices from Quito

Several different citizens from Quito talked to me about their view on the city’s problems, how to solve them and how Habitat III influenced their everyday life.

Voices from La Linière, France

An account from a French refugee camps, talking about mapping, shelter, smugglers and crime, and different ways of participation.

Voices from Yangon

This republished article from Next City has many different voices from Yangon in Myanmar, telling the story of the planned eviction of an inofficial settlement.

Voices from Mathare, Nairobi

In this first article in the “Voices from (…)” category, I chose to look at one of Kenya’s poorest neighbourhoods: Mathare.

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