To create engagement, it is often more constructive to work at positive feelings, rather than negative. From tradition we often tend to focus on problems when discussing planning situations. By looking at which conditions people have in an area, which dreams they have, what visions there are, a constructive development can be created. It is those living and working in the area who define what resources there are. Central to the method is that those present are the right people, whatever happens happens, when it starts the time is right and when it is over it is over. It may sound simple, but the achieved results are good enough.
Introduction - building confidence
To have participative planning process needs time and planning to start. Here we will present some ideas for a smooth beginning of the process.
South Baltic Landscape Forum has been created in the framework of the LIFEscape project. LIFEscape was co-financed by the South Baltic Programme of the European Union (European Regional Development Fund). It has been implemented between May 2011 and April 2014 under the leadership of Elbląg High-Plain Landscape Park, Poland.