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When dreams come true – urban land use and management trends desired by residents and participatory budgeting – a case study in Toruń

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dc.contributor.author Środa-Murawska, Stefania
dc.contributor.author Dąbrowski, Leszek S.
dc.contributor.author Smoliński, Paweł
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-08T09:23:45Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-08T09:23:45Z
dc.date.issued 2018-12
dc.identifier.citation Urban Development Issues, vol. 60, pp. 31–42.
dc.identifier.issn 2544-6258
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.umk.pl/handle/item/5735
dc.description.abstract Social participation allows public authorities to learn about communities’ views and thus to jointly work out satisfying solutions. The pre-1989 law in Poland generally prevented the possibility of citizens taking part in the making of decisions about the use of public areas. Over the following years participatory decision-making was adopted, which evolved and expanded as new tools were introduced which encourage citizen involvement. The municipality of Toruń adopted a participatory approach to budgeting in 2014 so that the city’s residents could influence the use of public land in their neighbourhoods according to their needs. The total amount of funding spent on participatory budgets between 2014 and 2017 exceeded PLN 26 million. The aim of the study is to prepare a typology of desired changes in the city of Toruń and to identify the level of social participation on the basis of projects nominated for financing from the participatory budget. To this end, the types of projects and the turnout of the residents who voted were analysed by place of residence. The study showed that both the number of nominated projects and the number of voters increased in the years covered by the survey, thus pointing to the success of participatory budgeting, a form of schooling in local democracy, in Toruń.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Kraków : Institute of Urban Development (Instytut Rozwoju Miast)
dc.rights Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Poland
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/pl/
dc.subject participatory budgeting
dc.subject participation
dc.subject social participation
dc.subject urban land use
dc.subject Toruń
dc.subject Poland
dc.title When dreams come true – urban land use and management trends desired by residents and participatory budgeting – a case study in Toruń
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article


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