Citizens live with the solutions that city planners create. Therefore, municipalities, architects, and other city development professionals often need to engage and involve citizens in planning and co-creating the development of an area. Involvement increases the chance of successful implementation by using citizens’ real-life experiences as inspiration and it increases the local commitment to the solutions.
Inclusion is a complex problem requiring a comprehensive toolbox. The Cards and Reflection Method for Citizen Involvement represents an approach to involve citizens in a city co-design and development process.
The method was developed and tested with Høje Taastrup Municipality in Denmark in the summer of 2022 in relation to the Urbinat project funded by the EU.