MedPlats - a flexible, democratic innovation for space negotiation, citizen dialogue and city planning
|Coordinator||INTERACTIVE INSTITUTE SWEDISH ICT AB - Interactive Institute, Uppsala|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 498 000|
|Project duration||December 2014 - June 2015|
|Venture||Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation|
|Call||Challenge-driven innovation - Stage 1 Initiation 2014 (autumn)|
Purpose and goal
The results of the step 1 project is broad support from stakeholders and organizations in the area, a shared and deepened understanding and a shared vision of the problem and solution approach, as is clarified in the ethical platform and goal of the project. a prototype sketch of a technological platform, and a template for the dialogue processes that use the platform. The project has laid a good foundation for being able to conduct a comprehensive change process and achieve its objectives in step 2.
Results and expected effects
MedPlats will develop tools and methods to support municipalities in their dialogue with citizens and increase the options for citizens to take active part in local/urban area planning and usage in an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable manner. The step 1 project has developed a solution strategy that consists of a consistently ethical platform, guidelines for dialogue processes, methods for selecting and completing forms for civil dialogue, an electronic platform and a basic set of technical tools.
Approach and implementation
The project has conducted three case studies, a tool inventory, a knowledge inventory, and developed a solution strategy. The results are documented on a new website. The most important results are the consensus reached in a large group of stakeholders. The solution proposal has been iterated in internal workhops, peer group meetings, and an external seminar. The county council´s culture department, the County Administrative Board, Building & Planning, the National Heritage Board, researchers in political science and economic history, and other municipalities have participated