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.
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.
We helped the City of Helsinki explore the idea of establishing a national urban park. We facilitated a workshop where planners and park advocates co-designed a survey for crowdsourcing the question, managed the survey’s technical implementation, and processed the results to be directly available for guiding the next steps of the planning process.
The Future Cities Laboratory researchers used Maptionnaire to help create people-centric urban design guidance for the development of a new Singapore waterfront neighborhood. They discovered not only did the citizens have great ideas, but also that Maptionnaire’s user-friendliness motivated people to participate.
Finland’s winter sports capital, Lahti, has made child-friendliness a strategic goal in the development of the city. A necessary precondition for achieving this has been to find ways for including the thoughts and experiences of children into the city’s work processes. At Lahti’s urban planning office, using Maptionnaire has proved to be the best practice.