How do we make the development of our city more democratic?
Democracy

How do we make the development of our city more democratic?

We need to focus on the democratic process in city development and create long-term forums for dialogue and cooperation.

The city needs more effective tools for the close involvement of residents in urban development if that development is to be resident-focused and needs-driven. Today, smaller groups engage in narrowly focused issues - those which affect them and their family most directly - and it’s mostly residents in their 40s who are open to getting involved in broader issues. There is an increasing need for the city to participate in more direct dialogues with all of its residents on diverse issues, and the benefits of this are clear.

Contact: Karolina.ekerlund@helsingborg.se

Focal points

Read more about driving forces behind this challenge in the city's trend and environment analysis. The focal points are described trends in Helsingborg's immediate surroundings that affect the challenge differently.

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