Lernen von Cham und Ostermundigen. Partizipatives Planen - ein Beitrag für eine umweltgerechte, zukunftsorientierte Stadtentwicklung
New forms of decision-making
Governance capacity, Mobility, Policies and instruments
- The authors - a traffic planner and an architect - draw the main lines and conclusions of two traffic control and regulating projects in the two Swiss communities Cham and Ostermundingen. They conclude, that participative planning instruments are able to transcend the conventional mechanistic planning procedures and to break inflexible social and adminstrative structures. But they argue that this change of philosophy needs time and energy - not only within the plannning experts system but also within the local community administration. According to the authors, it is essential to understand, that these new planning instruments need to be carefully established in a community. On the other hand, the public interest for contents like traffic and environmental planning is cyclical. The responsible planners have to be aware of the importance of the relevant social and political background themes like e.g. environmental protection and are invited to implement also smaller changes and not only the all-embracing blueprints or plans. Especially they should focus as well on key actors as on non organised interests, set visible and committing milestones and maintain a continous information flow. Concluding, the authors vote for institutionalising participative instruments or procedures within the local planning context to assure the persisting success of individual projects.
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- 5. Synthesis of the experiences, including different stages of participative project planning and implementation.
- full reference: Dietiker, Jürg, Haffner, Wolfgang, Looser, Ruedi et al. (1993): Lernen von Cham und Ostermundigen. Partizipatives Planen - ein Beitrag für eine umweltgerechte, zukunftsorientierte Stadtentwicklung. Zürich: Nationales Forschungsprogramm Stadt und Verkehr.