Shipyard of Solidarity – presentation of the public participative urban planning process

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


    How to Widen Public Participation in the Urban Planning Context?

    Authorities of many European cities try to involve their citizens in the visioning, planning and decision making processes concerning their common future. However, in most cases it has been several hundred instead of thousands involved, which raises the question about political legitimacy of decisions based on such processes. The problem corresponds closely with a concepts of Audience Development presented by Chris Torch from Intercult and Agata Etmanowicz from Impact Foundation at the 4th Strategic Project Development Workshop (9th November 2016 Stockholm, Sweden) and Co-urbanism presented at the event in Vilnius, Lithuania (07-08 April 2017). The goal of this three hour seminar and workshop in Gdansk is to present, discuss and co-invent original methods of broadening the public access to urban political decision making processes.

    Artists and activists roles in widening public participation – the case of Gdansk Shipyard
    (15 minutes presentation and 15 minutes discussion)
    10:30-12:30 WORKSHOP – How to widen public participation?
    – Anna Miler (Arteria Association, Gdansk) and Liz Gardner (Fablevision, the UK), Prof. Katarzyna Kosmala ( University of the West of Scotland) – the cases of Gdansk Shipyard and Glasgow-Govan
    – presentations of inventive results and discussion
    Game of Shipyard – presentation of the interactive urban planning web application
    (15 minutes presentation and 15 minutes discussion)
    Shipyard of Solidarity – presentation of the public participative urban planning process
    (15 minutes presentation and 15 minutes discussion)
    How to widen public participation in the urban planning context? – concluding discussion
    (30 minutes)

    Workshop led by Roman Sebastyanski

    Baltic Audience Links is a new network project coordinated by INTERCULT, Stockholm, Sweden, with a specific aim to widen and strengthen the existing networks: River//Cities (EU) and Access Europa (SE), giving them a clear Baltic dimension.
    Period19 May 2017
    Event titleBALTIC AUDIENCE LINKS 17 -20 May 2017, Gdansk : The River//Cities Platform network
    Event typeConference
    LocationGdansk , PolandShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionInternational


    • participation
    • public art
    • urban planning