IUFRO LE 2017-13

IUFRO LE 2017-13: Planning urban green infrastructure and citizen involvement

Author(s): Giovanni Sanesi, Paolo Semenzato

Institution(s): Dipartimento di Scienze agro-ambientali e territoriali, Università degli Studi di Bari; Dipartimento di Territorio e Sistemi Agro-Forestali (TeSAF), Università degli Studi di Padova

While participatory processes are finally becoming a common procedure in urban green infrastructure planning in many countries, often citizen involvement is not exploited to its full potential. Citizens often have comprehensive understanding of the environment they live in, or can contribute to the collection of data that would be otherwise difficult and costly for the public administrations to gain. Citizens are also a resource of local capacities for maintaining and improving urban green spaces quality. The purpose of this symposium is to present advanced case studies of citizen participation and application of new tools for participatory data collection.