A Future Workshop is a participative, action oriented approach to determining culture aspects, legal aspects and ethics aspects in planning matters.. The aim is to generate future visions in urban development and how these can be realised.
Support for planning of secure public spaces
- Involving citizens into the planning process;
- Developing visions and scenarios for physical and social settings in secure urban environments;
- Elaborating new, creative solutions for security problems or issues;
- Developing of new projects and security management approaches.
Participants get the chance to have a say in decision making processes, and are motivated to create unconventional solutions to issues of their concern. Creativity techniques are required to activate participants.
The main phases of a future workshop are systematically and successively on one another structured:
- Criticism phase: The current situation is analysed to identify the problems and core issues;
- Fantasy phase: Ideas are developed and suggestions are worked out. Potential hampering situations are not considered in the fantasy phase;
- Realisation phase: Suggestions are structured and counter-proofed upon theire realistic feasibility. The aim is to achieve agreement on the next step.
Links and further information
- Participation & sustainable Development in Europe. Retrieved from: http://www.partizipation.at/future-workshop.html [last access: 2012-03-16].
Footnotes and references
- Vidal R.V.V.: The Future Workshop Chapter 6. Creative and Participative Problem Solving – the art and the science. Informatics and Mathematical Modelling.Technical University of Denmark, 2006. Retrieved from http://www2.imm.dtu.dk/~rvvv/CPPS/6Chapter6Thefutureworkshop.pdf [last access: 2012-05-10].