Info point in Neighborhood laboratories

Info point in Neighborhood laboratories

The Bologna CityLab representatives participated inLaboratori di quartiere del Bilancio Partecipativo” (Neighborhood laboratories of the participatory budget). Thanks to Families_Share and Dadamà association, it was possible to create a free children’s area to allow parents to participate in the work session. In the meantime, the community managers explained the project to the families. They participated in the working tables in order to co-plan and create partnerships with the present stakeholders, associations, and individual citizens.

Date: 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 October and 5 November 2019

Families Share had its info point at the entrance of the buildings hosting the laboratories.

The Neighborhood Laboratories in 2019 became the places where to define the future of the city and its neighborhoods, even on the themes of urbanism, culture, and mobility. The basic idea was to create a space for discussion and co-planning for all, that links opportunities, the potential of the territory and public decisions, adopting community activation and reporting as a method.

In 2019 the Municipality started a new path to discuss and define the future of the city and its neighborhoods on urban planning, environment, mobility, education, modern economies, housing, public spaces and urban culture with the new General Urban Plan, the Pact for the Reading and Participatory Budgeting.

Each Neighborhood Workshop acts within the community and territory care functions and:

  • works on different scales, neighborhood, area, activating specific paths, depending on the objectives, context, and resources;
  • integrates sectoral policies and projects;
  • uses all the tools and methods necessary to bring out and exploit the widespread competences and to guarantee an informed, open, efficient and effective interaction;
  • provides data, interaction tools, and reporting spaces for all processes.

Participants (engaged) estimated number and type: around 40 parents were directly informed about the Families_Share project, while more than 30 kids participated in the free children’s area.

About 100 citizens participated in each laboratory (=600 total)