Participatory urban planning

Interesting case examples about participatory planning and useful methods for citizen participation. 

The webinar was arranged on the 23rd of April 2020.


Pia Salmi from WSP Finland introduced useful methods for citizen participation and how the responses and feedback from the citizens have been utilized in the planning processes.

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Lotta Olsson from the city of Jönköping, Sweden talked about their participatory actions regarding the Jönköping bicycle action plan and how they chose to reach out to those who don’t usually show up at the regular meetings they arrange for the residents of Jönköping.

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Jon Aguirre Such from Paisaje Transversal, an urban planning agency in Madrid, shed light on the ways they aim to return the decision-making to the public in a city where urbanization and neighbourhood change has been largely motivated by private interests.

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Anri Niskala from the city of Turku, Finland presented participatory budgeting in the city of Turku

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A short introduction on the learnings from the HEAT project

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During the webinar the participants shared their thoughts about participatory methods via Mentimeter:

The webinar was organized by Valonia – Service Center for Sustainable Development and Energy of Southwest Finland as a part of the EU funded project HEAT – Participatory Urban Planning for Healthier Urban Communities 

 Additional information: 

Marja Tommola 
sustainable mobility specialist, Valonia