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