Public participation

Participatory, bottom-up (bottom-up) management of public open spaces in the city can make an important contribution to developing a sense of belonging to the local community, to increasing cohesion between residents, and to delivering spatial arrangements that are more responsive to the needs and expectations of inhabitants. This approach to urban green open spaces also allows local residents to be actively involved in the maintenance of local green spaces, which generally ensures their continued maintenance, reduces direct maintenance costs and, above all, contributes to the regular physical activity of residents. In order to achieve the desired results, approaches to participatory management and maintenance of open urban green spaces should be tailored to the characteristics and capacities of the specific local community.

Foto: © Blaž Jamšek, Fotoarhiv UIRS, Human Cities, 2017.

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