Charette - participation process in the plain park

Project information

Index: 1117R4
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Innovation, research and technology development
Location ITALY CENTRO (I) Prato Toscana Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2009
End: 2014

Topic of the practice

Listening to citizens, technical processing of the findings using the charrette technique, transposition of contents through planning tools

Good Practice Information

The process began with listening to citizens & all stakeholders at meetings & visits in the relevant areas.Subsequently,by the organization of 2 participatory planning workshops with technicians from the local authorities concerned &making use of the methodology of participatory planning „charrette,“ it was possible to acquire & share knowledge, and to define a design scheme to develop a project.
Also there were days of participation to share the results of technical workshops with individuals,associations&committees.The actors involved incl. various backgrounds, professional&scientific, technical administrators &local actors.It was decided to formalize a framework agreement program involving Tuscany Region,Province of Florence&Province of Prato& 8 municipalities of the metropolitan area.

Evidence of success

Tuscany Region is now committed to include in its instrument of planning (P.I.T.) everything derived from this process of participatory planning. The success of the practice is evidenced by the sharing of objectives and motivations; by participating in choosing the future. All of this makes the approval of institutional processes more fluid and streamlined.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Alessandro Marioni

Regione Toskana,;

Annex completed on: 09-25-2014

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