Join the Park!: Exploring Opportunities to Lower the Participation Divide in Park Communities

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Abstract

The current work explores the participation divide that is oftentimes at play within local citizen communities. The studied case illustrates a common situation where the majority of local citizens does not participate in public space improvement and maintenance activities organised by local community activists. The presented research involved semi-structured interviews supported by interactive service design probes. It has led to two strategies for stimulating community participation, namely 1) increasing transparency around community activities, and 2) embedding community participation in citizens' daily social practices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationC&T '19 Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Communities & Technologies - Transforming Communities
EditorsFlorian Cech, Hilda Tellioglu
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages131-135
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-7162-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventC&T '19 : The 9th International Conference on Communities & Technologies - Transforming Communities - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 3 Jun 20197 Jun 2019
Conference number: 9th

Conference

ConferenceC&T '19 
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period3/06/197/06/19

Keywords

  • Local communities
  • Design strategies
  • Citizen participation

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