First participate, then dig - learning from Germany's most famous building site.
© Diana Muschiol
Urban Open Source
Top Down vs. Bottom Up
How to Make Urban Development a Success?
19:00 - 21:00
Kleiner Saal 1-2
The Heinrich Böll Foundation is political thank tank for green ideas and projects, a reformist political future workshop and an international network. The foundation works with over a hundred partner projects in more than sixty countries and currently has offices in thirty of them. During Make City’s first year The Heinrich Böll Foundation is the festival's main sponsor and it has developed a discussion series of four events, which will take place at the Foundation’s headquarters located in Schumann Strasse 8.
In Germany, public participation in urban development has been practised for a long time. However, successful participatory processes still present challenges – with no silver bullet in sight – especially when it comes to wide-scale strategic urban planning. Integrating of the interests of a range of different departments in the hope of facilitating interdisciplinary co-operation is problematic in itself – and that’s before the citizens have get involved. Despite these difficulties the actions that have arisen from public dissatisfaction in recent years demonstrates that urban development can no longer remain isolated from a participatory public.