Participatory Planning with Children

Student Perspective on Budafok Downtown

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The goal of the SzÉpítészek Project, running from February to April 2014, was to promote participatory planning and to involve elementary and high school students in the community-based planning of the Budafok downtown revitalization initiative. We organized workshops of environmental education to explore the needs and expectations of local children towards the built environment, and to integrate our findings into the district revitalization plan. Our long-term goal is to create awareness and responsibility for the environment in the children and to inspire them to build a local identity and a stronger connection with their hometown.

The collaborative works were shown at an exhibition in the Budai Nagy Antal High School for local residents and decision makers to see. The exhibition was complemented by a debate forum where the children could present their works to the local community. The program will also be included in the publication summarizing the results of the Budafok-Tétény downtown community-based planning process.

 

April 23, 24 and 25, 2014 – Exhibition in the auditorium of the Budai Nagy Antal High School

April 24, 17:00 – Debate forum in the auditorium of the Budai Nagy Antal High School

June 20 – October 15, 2014 – Exhibition presenting the scale models created for the project in the windows of the ex-furniture store in Budafok downtown

November 4, 2014 – The publication including the SzÉpítészek Project was presented in the Szabó Ervin Library in Budafok. The entire project documentation and the publication can be downloaded from the website of the Promontorium Civil Casino.

 

Participants on behalf of kultúrAktív:

Eszter Gyárfás

Nikolett Izápy-Tóth

Zsófia Szolga

Anna Zöldi

 

Collaborating partners:

Kata Darvas (Hungarian Society for Environmental Education)

Katalin Döbrönte (Promontorium Civil Casino)

Click here to read more about the project.