To approach local government-led practices of citizen participation in policy-making as a strategy for urbanisation. To analyse the institutional designs of participatory practices (constitution of publics; methods for citizen engagement; outcomes and outputs) to provide new evidence and critical knowledge on their role for current socio-political paradigms.
Relevant fields: participatory urban planning; participatory urban regeneration; participatory budgeting; policy monitoring and evaluation, policy co-development
Context of current research: Focus on capital cities of Southern Europe
Aim: Expand to Greece, Balkans, Eastern Europe and South America (Brazil, Argentina)
Members: Roberto Falanga, Chiara Pussetti, João Ferrão, Mafalda Nunes, Joao Mourato, Luisa Schmidt
- ROCK – Regeneration and Optimisation of Cultural Heritage in Creative and Knowledge Cities (H2020) (2017-2019)
- [Participation] Novas Modalidades de Participação Política: Protestos e participação institucional no Brasil e em Portugal em perspectiva comparada (FCT/CAPES) (ongoing)
- Partnership agreement with CIUL – Urban Centre of Lisbon (ongoing)