In 2017, the Berlin Governance Platform, in cooperation with the state-owned housing associations, held a trialogue series on the topic of "Participation in housing construction" in order to discuss these challenges of the growing city in a way that is geared towards the common good and to find widely accepted solutions.
Berlin is growing rapidly and affordable housing is becoming scarce. The municipal housing companies are partners of the state government: new buildings are to be built on state-owned land and inner-city areas are to be redensified. Increasing importance is being attached to the participation of citizens. The state-owned housing companies want to act as role models for the comprehensive participation of local residents in construction projects.
The guidelines for good participation in housing construction have been in a test phase since 2018. Since the public Presentation of the guidelines In mid-January 2018, two years had passed since the guidelines were put into practice. A new project phase was therefore carried out from autumn 2019 to January 2020 with the aim of gathering experiences with the guidelines and discussing them together in a perspective-rich and future-oriented manner and gathering an initial picture of the mood. The previous experiences of the state-owned companies and urban society were incorporated in a two-stage process consisting of expert interviews and a discussion event rich in perspectives based on the Trialogue® methodology of the Berlin Governance Platform. The results are summarised in an interim report on the download available.
The final report is available at download available.
2017 – 2019
Dr Melanie Kryst