Unlocking the Door of the City Hall: Vienna’s Participatory Shift in Urban Development Policy

Ahn, Byeongsun ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6851-6132 and Mocca, Elisabetta (2021) Unlocking the Door of the City Hall: Vienna’s Participatory Shift in Urban Development Policy. In: Vienna in Transition: Still a Just City? Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon & New York. pp. 35-49. ISBN 978-0-369-68011-4

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This chapter explores the evolution of Vienna’s participatory governance in the context of urban development. It sheds light on the changing role of citizens in the City’s urban planning, shaped by the decentralisation process that began in the early 1970s. Since then, urban development policies targeting social inclusion became a realm for widening citizen engagement at the neighbourhood level. However, we argue that growing opportunities for participation went hand in hand with some negative side-effects – namely the self-selection of citizens in small-scale neighbourhood planning, resulting in the uneven distribution of participatory channels within the city.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Departments > Sozioökonomie > Soziologie u Empirische Sozialforschung
Version of the Document: Published
Variance from Published Version: None
Depositing User: Byeongsun Ahn
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2021 17:08
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2021 17:08
FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/101767/
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/8439


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