Swiss cities are growing. Which also makes living together more complex. Both metropolitan areas and suburbs are facing urban challenges, and the awareness that these cannot simply be solved from the top down has increased in recent years.
Participation by stakeholder groups
This is where the pioneering project Urban Equipe comes in. With the support of the Migros Pioneer Fund, processes are being developed to help civil society, city administrations and planning offices work together more closely and effectively. Urban Equipe is guided by the conviction that it is vital to listen to a range of voices on urban planning. Tapping into the combined strengths of various different stakeholder groups helps create cities that are capable of both learning and solidarity.
Testing methods and tools
The project’s «urban equipment» helps intensify the exchange of ideas between players in civil society and administrations. This includes a collection of methods, formats and tools such as construction plans, games and explanatory videos, which are being tested and further developed together with so-called accomplices. Urban Equipe understands «complicity» to be a temporary but binding, local and topic-specific collaboration.
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