In their article entitled “Public participation in urban development projects: a systematic cross-disciplinary literature review”, Ahola et al. conducted a systematic literature review on citizen participation in urban development projects. The findings of the researchers illustrate a wide range of participation mechanisms ranging from workshops to public meetings, and from voting and polling to citizens’ active opposition, for example. The article discusses some barriers and enablers of citizen participation in urban development, as well as the utilization of different participation mechanisms in different phases of a UDP’s lifecycle.
CaPs researchers Tuomas Ahola (Tampere University, Finland), Lauri Vuorinen (Tampere University, Finland) and Agnar Johanssen (NTNU, Norway) presented their research article on citizen participation in urban development at the European Academy of Management (EURAM) conference. The article was co-authored with Maxim Miterev (University College Dublin, Ireland). The virtual conference took place 16-18 June 2021.