Rebuilding Roombeek: Patterns of Citizen Participation in Urban Governance


Denters, Bas and Klok, Pieter-Jan (2010) Rebuilding Roombeek: Patterns of Citizen Participation in Urban Governance. Urban affairs review, 45 (5). pp. 583-607. ISSN 1078-0874

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Abstract:In 2000, a deprived inner-city district of Enschede (the Netherlands) known as Roombeek was largely devastated by an explosion of a fireworks storage depot. This article evaluates the efforts made by the municipality of Enschede to actively involve the former residents in the reconstruction planning. The results indicate that through a well-ordered process and a considered mobilization campaign, the initiators of the participatory planning process have been successful in stimulating broad and representative public participation.
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