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Prague Pilot

Prague

Challenge: How to engage the citizens in participatory planning?

KU Leuven – Breaking Boundaries with Situated Surveys

As cities become more dense and diverse, it is simultaneously more important and more challenging to ensure inclusive and participatory decision-making. While the advantages of citizen participation are generally accepted, such as improving the quality and sustainability of decisions by building bottom-up support, how to effectively facilitate this is still unclear. What is certain is that existing methods to facilitate citizen engagement pose many barriers, particularly to vulnerable communities. We propose that by bringing engagement to people and into the urban space where change is happening, we can include more and more diverse people in the urban planning process.

In this project we will further validate this and co-create the deployment of Citizen Dialog Kit survey devices in three different European cities. We will engage hard to reach citizens and tackle contextual urban planning challenges, right from the ground.