T10 / IRT-10

Stakeholder participation to facilitate the development of livable cities

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Europe
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom



Ellen Luytenellen.luyten@ovam.bewww.ovam.beYesyesyes
In CIRCULAR LANDUSE MANAGEMENT, reuse of undervalued places are a big challenge. Actual market principles have forced this land/area as an unvaluable resource due to multifactorial issues. Multistakeholder approach is necessary to find new ways to proceed. Different societal challenges have to be considered and included. This is very timely and needs to be governed in a new way. Our interest lies in urban areas with an old industrial history that need to be reactivated through this multi transversal/integrative way of looking at a place combining soil remediation, circular economy, living and working - toward a productive city - a lively and high quality place of living.possibly, currently fundingnbal@ovam.be

Czech Republic

Marie Pacakova
xymarie.pacakova@gacr.czhttps://gacr.cz/en/yespossiblynoGrant Agency of the Czech Republic, a section for support of the research. Open to all fields of science. The Czech Science Foundation (also known as the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic, GA CR) was established in 1993 as the main independent public organization with the aim to support basic research in the Czech Republic and promote international collaboration of researchers and research teams on the bilateral and multilateral levels. On the basis of calls for proposals, the Czech Science Foundation provides financial support for experienced as well as young and early-stage researchers. Moreover, it funds bilateral projects together with projects carried out within international research programmes. The subject of a project proposal is determined by the applicant (bottom-up principle). Around 2,500 project proposals are submitted to the GA CR every year, of which more than one-fourth obtain financial support. The GA CR invites proposals in all disciplines of basic research.
Lukas Kacena
xylukas.kacena@tacr.czhttps://www.tacr.cz/index.php/en/yespossiblynoTechnology Agency of the Czech Republic, section for management of research




Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Marion BARDYmarion.bardy@agriculture.gouv.frhttp://www,agriculture.gouv.frunknownyesyesHow to manage the multifunctionality of agricultural soils, also takes into account in the decision making - transverse to several themes. What means of action / levers for actors managing agricultural ecosystems
Awareness raising of land-use planners, participatory mechanisms mc.dictor@brgm.fr


Federal Ministry of Education and Resarch
Dr. Kristina Grossk.gross@fz-juelich.dewww.ptj.deyeayesyes
Urban and rural areas are closely interrelated and depending heavily on to each other. Urbanization and digitization - these and other trends urgently need to redefine functional urban areas and the urban-rural relationships. Coping with conflicts and initiating sustainable land use is of central importance. As part of the initiative “Future Cities” urban-rural relationships are part of intensive research activities in Germany. The BMBF is therefore interested to exchange in an international dialogue.possiblyuwe.ferber@stadtland.eu


Ministry of The Environment, Land protection and Sea
Laura D'Apriledaprile.laura@minambiente.itwww.minambiente.itNOnono
The issue regarding stakeholder participation in environmental proceedings is particularly felt in Italy. The development of guidelines on participatory procedures for environmental proceedings would be desirable.possiblymatteo.tabasso@siti.polito.it
Edoardo Staculestacul@invitalia.itwww.invitalia.ityesyesyesAs expected outcome I hope to join a transnational critical mass to develop applied research foscused on the selected relevant items.
Funding from the Special Commissioner (Legislative Decree 185/15)already funded, currently fundingmatteo.tabasso@siti.polito.it


implementation programme soil and subsurface
Leo Hamerlinck (via Linda Maring)linda.maring@deltares.nlhttps://www.bodemplus.nl/onderwerpen/bodem-ondergrond/bodemconvenant/thema/kennis/uitvragen/uitvraag-2017/aanbestedingsvormen/xxxpossiblypossiblyThis programme has budget untill (10 mln between 2017-2020) for soil and subsurface. They use the Dutch knowledge agenda soil and subsurface (which is the same as the dutch contribution to the INSPIRATION agenda) as leading research questions. They set out different calls (next call is on climate / rural area, nature / infrastructure or energy, max 150 KEUR, 50% cofininancing needed, deadline Nov 29 2017 ) They are open for collaboration in europe. how and on which topics is not specified yest. Probably theyw ant to arrange this via the Knowledge and Innovation Program Soil and Subsurface (also entered in this database)



Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Maria MaiaMaria.Maia@fct.ptwww.fct.ptPermission for what?yesyes
Center on Spatial and Organizational Dynamics
Thomas Panagopoulostpanago@ualg.pthttp://cieo.pt/mission.phpyespossiblyyes
António José Conde Buzio Sampaio Ramos





IHOBE Basque Environment Agency
Ana Alzola +34 94 423.07.43ana.alzola@ihobe.euswww.ihobe.eusyes but only within the interested partiespossiblyyesIhobe is the public agency for environmental management of the Basque Country. As such the organization has limited funding capacity. However Ms Alzola has tried to reflect in her responses the potential interest of the Department of Environment of the Basque Government with respect to the SRA. She is willing to participate in an online match making / meeting in the medium term though.
currently fundinggemma.garcia@tecnalia.com


The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agrucultural Sciences and Spatial Planning
Elisabet Goranssonelisabet.goransson@formas.sewww.formas.seyespossiblypossiblyMay be a change of Contact person
OProbably not a satnd-aloen Topi. Could be part og e.g. IRT9possiblyyvonne.ohlsson@swedgeo.se


Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF
c/o Marco Pützmarco.puetz@wsl.chwww.snf.chnonono
Swiss Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
c/o Marco Pützmarco.puetz@wsl.chwww.bafu.admin.chnonono

United Kingdom

Understanding the potential of stakeholder participation will help to ensure the livability of urban development and enhance transparency and legitimacy of decision-making.

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  • For endusers
  • For researchers
  • For citizens
Funding more refined understanding of the role of citizens in making decisions is needed to overcome NIMBYism and ensure evidence based decisions.
Developers and businesses as well as governments and administrations will appreciate informed and objective involvement of citizens to enhance transparency and legitimacy of decision-making and urban development.
The means of enabling citizens to be actively involved in decision making requires an informed citizenry and a refined understanding of the legitimacy of the process of deciding who ought to be involved, how and when, in the decision making.
Citizens will be empowered to have a larger say in how their living spaces develop. Research results will not only facilitate participation in urban development, but will also enhance transparency and inclusiveness of other decision-making processes.

Understanding how stakeholder participation may facilitate urban development and the creation of livable urban spaces, what pro and cons different participatory approaches entail in a given context and how it might be best embedded in the course of planning and project development. The extent to which such participation can occurwithout becoming too politicised needs to be established. Demographic variations will need to be reflected in the support and resourcing given to local groups.

Background: Urban development and creating livable cities involves of a huge variety of stakeholders, such as private households, business, planning authorities, land developers, conservationists and has to find a transparent and legitimate balance between the different interests of these groups and people. Against this background, stakeholder participation seems a promising approach in order identify mutual benefits but also conflicts between different interests. Participation processes, related infrastructure and tools may also provide a platform for exchange and communication. However, a wide range of open questions has to be answered to exploit the full potential of participatory processes and to enhance decision-making in terms of legitimacy, acceptance and local ownership.
Goal: Understanding how stakeholder participation may facilitate urban development and the creating of livable urban spaces, what pro and cons different participatory approaches entail in a given context and how it might be best embedded in the course of planning and project development.
Rationale from the themes: Demand: Urban land use is in constant transition according to the needs of stakeholders. Expansion, density and use type all affect the social, economic and environmental quality of cities and have effects on human well-being, economic development but also microclimate and urban biodiversity. The high demand for land from various groups and for various uses leads to land use-conflicts, for example, for settlement and infrastructure as well as green infrastructure in urban areas that need to be settled.
Natural Capital: Green and blue-infrastructures provide a range of ecosystem services to different actors in urban regions. Inhabitants may benefit from enhanced access to green spaces for recreation and leisure, reduced air pollution (e.g. particular matters), noise reduction and cooling effects. City authorities might recognize the benefit of green infrastructures to make their city more resilient to extreme events (heat stress, flooding, etc.). Business may benefit from (touristic) attractiveness of their location.
Land Management: A main task for sustainable urban management is to find ways of balancing the needs and pressures of urban dynamics with the opportunities and constraints of the environment and human well-being. The fundamental challenge to create livable cities is to find acceptable solutions that integrate the different interests of the various stakeholders involved, and to find appropriate instruments for solving land-use conflicts resulting from this interplay of interests.
Net Impact: Stakeholder participation may help to identify winners and losers of urban development and support urban planning in finding acceptable and legitimate planning solutions that reduce negative impacts of urban development on the environment and enhance the attractiveness and livability of cities. However, participation may bring along transaction costs and may reduce predictability of planning processes. So there is a need to identify cost-effective solutions and tools to realize the full potential of participation for supporting urban planning.

So what? Understanding the potential of stakeholder participation will help to ensure the livability of urban development and enhance transparency and legitimacy of decision-making.
Links to other fields: While urban green infrastructure constitutes just an example for the need to recognize and moderate conflicting land use-interests, research regarding the benefits of participation, the design of participatory measures and the pros and cons this might entail would be of great benefit for other conflict situations, too, e.g. in deciding upon land use intensities, designating protected areas, spatially optimizing land use at landscape level and so forth.

Activities: knowledge transfer, knowledge creation, demonstration, networking

Goals: No poverty, Good health Quality, Education, Decent work and economic growth, Sustainable cities and communities, Climate action, Peace and justive, Partnership for the goals

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