Public Participation in Urban Projects
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In Rotterdam, Netherlands, the city government has been funding resident supported projects that are defining the city’s landscape. Each year, the government gives between 2-4 million euros to a project as part of its City Initiative. The funded project this year was a public ice-skating rink, however bids for next years funds include a plan to turn food waste into biogas and electricity and another to provide job opportunities for disadvantaged youth. Read about the City Initiative and its criticisms here.