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.
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.
The Apollo School in Helsinki’s Malminkartano neighborhood used Maptionnaire to have high school students try out online participatory mapping as part of their geo-media class. In this advanced geography course, pupils train their geographical thinking, learn how to analyze their surroundings using a variety of methods, and how to interpret the data they gather.
Helsinki’s City Planning Department used Maptionnaire to enable the city’s residents to contribute their ideas to the master planning process and influence what Helsinki will look like in the future. With Maptionnaire, our map-based questionnaire tool, the planners were able to engage 4,700 residents who marked more than 33,000 places of interest and their own ideas directly on the map.