Participation in the ISEK in Oberasbach15. August 2022
Participation in the ISEK in Oberasbach
PB Consult, in cooperation with the planning office Vogelsang und Gräßle Landschaftsarchitekt, is preparing the ISEK for the town of Oberasbach. The planning and decisions within the framework of an ISEK primarily influence the citizens of a town. For this reason, their participation is a central component of the project. Oberasbach uses the PB Consult platform mitwirken.eu for participation. Mitwirken.eu was used both for the dissemination of information about the project and for an overview of all the participation formats offered. The citizens were first able to get an overview of the project process and ask questions through an online kick-off event. Subsequently, a survey was offered specifically on the topics of mobility and transport, housing and settlement structure, as well as climate and green spaces. The joint cycle tour with our cooperation partners on 8 August drew on the results of this survey and dealt with the main topics and problem areas.
During the 3-hour bike tour, these were specifically targeted and causes and possible solutions were discussed with the participants on site. We benefit from the results of the discussions and can now integrate them directly into the ISEK planning.
We were particularly pleased with the feedback, which we would like to quote directly from the newspaper article:
“The general response to this format of citizen participation, which is new for Oberasbach, was absolutely positive: voices such as “good opportunity to discuss problems on site”, “optimal mobility by bike, pleasant group size”, “one is listened to” or “practical, descriptive and good atmosphere” were just a few impressions of the participants. “This ‘mobile citizens’ discussion’ is a new module of citizen participation for us, alongside citizens’ meetings, surveys or citizens’ question time,” explains a visibly satisfied Mayor Birgit Huber. “We have taken on board many suggestions here and now, which we absolutely must incorporate in the further process. The good response has encouraged us to continue trying out new formats and to apply them to other topics as well.”