Participative Urban Planning

It will be the weekend of participative urban planning. Not only a project in spe but also a success story:

BVG’s new initiative of customer participation:

http://www.bvg.de/index.php/de/3149/article/1165054.html

It is described well in this article:

http://taz.de/Noch-mehr-Partizipation/!110563/

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Partizipation: “Gute Dinge brauchen lange”

A good example of parcipative urban planning and, a positive piece of news in time where Germany suffers under mass expenses concerning infrastructural planning (read = the failure of Berlin Brandenburg Airport, Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg and Stuttgart 21).

“Es geht nicht darum, sich anzuschreien, sondern darum, miteinander zu reden, Vertrauen aufzubauen…Am Anfang hat niemand gedacht, dass das gelingen kann, aber jetzt ist es ein Riesenerfolg”

The interview also presents the challenges that participative urban planning faces. It is though an important contribution to the debate that has to start somewhere.

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