CRISP spoke with activists from the local environmental movement, representatives of local NGOs, and the municipal administration about a 'Just City Concept' for Bishkek and the role of participation in urban planning.
The workshop lasted for 2 days and was conducted by CRISP in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation Bishkek and our local partners from IPD. Based on research from the Central Asian Barometer on the needs and social perceptions in Bishkek, the participants explored different ways of urban participation and discussed their impact on society and urban development.
On the second day, the participants engaged in the simulation game "Banabia," which is an adaptation of our simulation game "Großbürgerhausen." As a citizens' forum, they were able to make decisions regarding the future of an old wasteland in their city and reflected on the conflicting needs of various stakeholders in urban space and the challenges of fair and sustainable participation.
25 participants from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Russia