Participatory design

‘Participatory design' means that you do not design for the surroundings, but with the surroundings. This increases support for the project, thereby making it more efficient and the design more in line with the wishes of those who live and work in the surrounding area.

Stakeholders are given an active role in the design process. We facilitate this by organising meetings, one-on-one discussions and online participation platforms. We collect input (ideas, concerns and interests) from the local area, take it into account during the design process and then give feedback on trade-offs made to the stakeholders. We use this stakeholder input to improve our design and at the same time we use our design to create satisfaction in the surroundings. Through this integrated approach, whereby content and process are inextricably linked when it comes to spatial challenges, Witteveen+Bos creates added value for both the design and the participation process.

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