People-powered services: myth or reality?

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The challenge of citizen participation

“One of the things that city authorities continue to most struggle with is citizen participation. More than ten years after the Leipzig Charter, which set out the goal of participative integrated urban regeneration, the picture across Europe remains highly uneven. Happily though, there are many beacons of excellence, and as a programme committed to participative principles, URBACT has supported many of them. Cities like Amersfoort (NL), Gdansk (PL) and Aarhus (DK) are amongst them, whilst networks like CHANGE! have championed approaches that place citizens at the centre of service design and delivery.

York (UK) uses a variety of platforms to involve citizens

As networks like Interactive Cities are discovering, digital platforms are widening the repertoire of tools enabling cities to involve citizens. In a previous pilot project, Genius Open, the City of York experimented with online tools as a way of crowd sourcing solutions from its citizens. Fast forward to 2018 and the same city is contributing to the URBACT debate on people-powered services. As one of the U.K. cities involved in the international Cities of Service model, York is pioneering new activity under the banner of ‘people helping people’. But what does this actually mean?” (…)

Joe Micheli

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