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Upcoming P2 presentation
Friday, 18 January 2019
11:45 – 12:45
Room BK-IZ J

Anne van Bergen

The dialogue of the city: Implementing a citizen participation method for innovative area development in Delft, the Netherlands
Delft, the Netherlands

Participatory processes know a long history in the Netherlands and the ‘participation society’ is applauded in politics and facilitated by (upcoming) policies and regulations. The execution in practice, however, leaves much to be desired; sometimes it works even more antagonizing than constructive. Participatory processes are used for the wrong reasons and urban planners are not fully equipped to steer decision-making towards an effective dialogue. This thesis looks at why we should engage in a dialogue with citizens in collaborative planning. It researches the process benefits and product outcomes, and how the urban planner can seize all opportunities at the table.

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