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Involvement and Communication


Detailed description of the Good Practice

Different stages of involvement of stakeholders subject to the fact who is going to join the process that was the idea of the Communication and Involvement process in the Ludwigsburg in Germany.
The first step to the Involvement of the stakeholders was the interviews conducted among the citizens of the Ludwigsburg, especially with regional personalities and key persons to get the information what are their suggestions about living on their city.
Additionally on this level of work, the city development concept was spread in the press (three biggest newspapers in the area of Stuttgart), publications of the City Council and the internet. Moreover there were organized discussion forums, where the citizens could get information and express their ideas

The next step was to inform in a comprehensive way the City Council and the administration as interviewed them to find out relevant subject areas to work on. The result was definition of 11 subject areas to work on. For each field was established one group.
There was a very good feedback from citizens to the information events.
Politicians and representatives of administration were informed and interviewed as a result altogether 20 politicians from different parties together with 100 citizens participated in the “Zukunftkonferenze” (future conference).
External stakeholders were involved from the regional universities, dependant from their academic knowledge.
Representatives and Researcher moderate events participate in discussion and support planning process

Objectives of the Good Practice

The aim was forming specific areas of issues where different groups could concentrate on, in order to address in a more efficient way the different problems.

Participants of the Good Practice

City council, administration, politicians, citizens, researchers.

More Details of the Good Practice

Available files

Contact details

UBC Environment and Sustainable Development Secretariat
Vanha Suurtori 7
FIN-20500 Turku, Finland

Data sources and references

Program Managing Urban Europe, MUE 25.