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Cross-sectoral working group meeting

Örebro

Detailed description of the Good Practice

Örebro organized a Cross-sectoral working group meeting to support the process of developing a common In-depth Master Plan for the municipalities of Örebro and Lekeberg and encouraging the participation of different actor in the planning process. The meeting had a mission to discuss the Pilot Action “In-depth Master Plan” that was taking place within the framework of the NEW BRIDGES project.

Nearly 50 participants attended the meeting. Before the meeting Örebro had already organized several meetings with the civil society actors in the city – region. Ideas and observations from these meetings have been incorporated in the plan proposal. These meetings aimed at better involvement of citizens in planning and learning about society‟s needs and wishes.



urban planning
services
quality of life
NEW BRIDGES
stakeholder involvement

Objectives of the Good Practice

to support the process of developing a common In-depth Master Plan for the municipalities of Örebro and Lekeberg and encouraging the participation of different actor in the planning process

Participants of the Good Practice

experts
citizens
NGOs
stakeholders

Funding of the Good Practice

with the financial assistance of the European Union (European Regional Development Fund within the BSR Programme)

More Details of the Good Practice

The meeting started with information from the project manager about ideas and suggestions received so far for the Master Plan. The participants were invited to give their opinion about the proposal, on following issues: where should new houses to be build, type of housing needed, villas, townhouses, apartment buildings, were should the public parking and bus stops to be placed, how to evolve cooperation across municipal boundaries and other, related to quality of life.

A moderator was engaged for the meeting. The meeting was divided in several sessions: 1. Information about the project, 2. prioritizing the discussion issues and organising discussion groups (4-6 persons at each table). 3. Discussion about ideas and proposals in every group. 4. Presentations by all groups.5. Presentation of each group 6. Information about the next coming steps.


The participants representing various groups had different roles in the meeting. The most active stakeholder groups were public officials –as experts, giving information and answering questions, citizens and NGO‟ s – raising questions, giving their opinions and delivering proposals and politicians – taking part but only as listeners.
The discussion results and all proposals will be analysed and used in the on-going process for the In-depth Master Plan development. Results from all the meetings are written down and sent to all being involved in the process. Everybody could take part in the process and read the notes from the meeting on the website (www.orebro.se/vinna). Those, taking part in one meeting were always invited to the next meetings related to the process. Örebro will continue using the Cross-sectoral working group meetings as part of the planning process in order to gather information and comments from different actors working in the region. When the process of the In-depth Master plan will reach to its and before taking political decision on it, Örebro organized an exhibition showing the results and the last proposal to the public. This was citizens and other groups can be involved and have impact on the plan during the whole duration of the planning process.

Documentation and documents

More information:
www.orebro.se/vinna

NEW BRIDGES project
www.urbanrural.net/

Available files

Contact details

Mr. Lauri Hooli
Project coordinator
Mob. +358 40 764 0683

Ms. Maija Rusanen
Communication coordinator
Mob. +358 44 9075994