Participation is a Logical Consequence


Participation is as old as democracy. Yet, these times need more, and further evolved, participatory forms say Robert Goodspeed and Jutta Rump, because for many complex issues, participation yields better answers and more ownership. This article is a discussion of what can be learned from participatory processes that have taken place over the years.


Author: Arne Gillert

Arne Gillert experimented with his first large-scale participation process when he was seventeen. He has worked in different fields and sectors, only to become more convinced of the power of involving people to shape solutions based on their connected interests. Today, he is a partner at Kessels & Smit, The Learning Company, based in Utrecht and Hamburg.


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