Street-Level Democracy?

Urban professionals as participatory innovators in neighbourhood planning processes

In 2017 the municipality of Amsterdam launched a programme to combat a housing shortage and realise ambitious societal goals for 32 of its most deprived neighbourhoods. After decades of urban renewal projects, these areas still scored poorly on most socio-economic indicators. The programme aims to develop more affordable housing for low- and middleincome households, to revitalise the existing public spaces of these neighbourhoods and to improve the residents’ socio-economic position. In addition, , the progressive municipal council installed in 2018 intends to democratise urban renewal processes with the aim of increasing community involvement.

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