Although a lot can be done online with digital participation tools nowadays, face-to-face meetings are still needed in community engagement. Instead of positioning these two methods against each other, it’s more beneficial to think of them as ways of engaging that actually complement each other.
It’s important to include residents in the process when planning a site for a wind turbine. We interviewed Stefanie Müller from the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) about a research project on participatory siting of renewable energies in Switzerland, and asked her how they used Maptionnaire's PPGIS tool in the project.
Maptionnaire is now a member of the Bloxhub community in Copenhagen. BLOXHUB is the Nordic hub for sustainable urbanization. It was founded by Realdania the City of Copenhagen; and the Dannish Ministry of Industry, Business, and Financial Affair on the belief that the challenges of global urbanization and climate change require partnerships and new ways of collaboration.