Description of Resident Participation Plan
At the beginning of a resident participation there is a detailed planning to determine the goals, the organisation and the persons involved. It is important to think carefully about the aim and purpose of resident participation, so that no false expectations are created among the various parties involved and transparent communication is possible right from the start. The checklist "Residents' participation planning" summarises the relevant questions for planning and preparation.
Checklist Planning Residents' Participation
- What are the intentions of politics and administration with regard to participation?
- Is participation limited in time or a continuous process?
- How is it communicated?
- How is the project structured over time, what are the milestones?
- How is the project structured thematically, are there sub-themes?
- What does the organisation look like, who is involved in the support group?
- Which stakeholders are affected by the participation?
- What are their needs and concerns?
- Who should be involved, with what purpose and how?
- Which participation vessels are envisaged?
- What human and financial resources are required?
- Is external expert or process support planned?
(adapted according to Programm Projets urbains (Hrsg.) Handbuch Quartierentwicklung, Wissen für die Praxis aus acht Jahren Programm «Projets urbains – Gesellschaftliche Integration in Wohngebieten»; Bern, 2017.)