The City and County of Denver hosts a diverse community, it is economically strong and growing quickly. In order to facilitate growth while maintaining components that people feel positive about, Denver initiated a citywide planning effort to capture the goals and needs of current residents and the people who are coming tomorrow. In 2016, Denver launched Denveright, a two-year-long citywide effort for land use, mobility, and parks and recreation. This project has led to fruitful cooperation between the city’s Community Planning and Development department and Maptionnaire as one goal for the project was to increase opportunities for participation with online methods.
The city of Helsinki has set an ambitious aim to be the most functional city in the world. One core dimension of this vision is improving walkability in the city center. Helsinki decided to start a dialogue about this vision by asking how people perceived the current state of walkability in the city center and where it could be developed, through a Maptionnaire survey.
urbanista is one of Germany's leading participatory urban development consultancies. In the fast-paced development of digital tools for participation, they had to make a choice: to invest in the development and management of their own online tool, or to go with a third-party service. With Maptionnaire as an option, the decision was easy: this online, map-based survey tool had everything they needed.
NIAB uses surveys to collect data on agricultural production, pest, and disease occurrence. Although they had received moderately useful responses to some of the surveys from an earlier provider, they felt that there was insufficient flexibility to edit and adapt the structure of the surveys between seasons and that the output of this data was not easy to manage. Having heard of Maptionnaire, NIAB decided to take a look online. Maptionnaire’s survey tool appeared to offer exactly the flexibility they were looking for.
Stockholm is one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe. Stockholmers will need to undergo and adapt to significant urban changes for years to come. To sustainably deliver large-scale development projects around the city, Stockholm’s planners have become serious about adding new, digital tools to their public participation toolbox, such as an online public participation survey.
GIZ Kosovo in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development and the ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning are using Maptionnaire as a public engagement method to involve the residents of five Kosovar municipalities in the new spatial planning and land management project.