In contemporary planning buzzwords such as co-creation, public-private partnership, co-design, co-management and many others have influenced Danish planning processes. Climate Change Collaborative (Collaboratorium for klimatilpasning) is a research and demonstration project, where the citizens of a homeowner’s association go through an education programme with workshops planned by a corporation including ENERGI & VAND, CALL Copenhagen, HOFOR and Københavns Kommune. The intent of the research and demonstration project is to make the citizens able to make a climate adaptation plan for their homeowner’s association. The citizens are supposed to make a plan for the technical aspects of climate adaptation as well as the physical aspects. Conventionally climate adaptation projects have been managed by either the Danish municipalities and/or utility companies, and the projects are commonly planned and completed in common areas, whereas Climate Change Collaborative operates on private common land. This thesis investigates how future planning of climate adaptation projects on private common areas, can be qualified by propositions based on strengths and weaknesses of the citizens’ involvement process in the Climate Change Collaborative. In order to do this investigation, we conducted a case study, where we followed the Climate Change Collaborative for five months, we went to all occurring events and performed studies of these. We have an explorative approach to the field, and did not beforehand have an in-depth knowledge about the Climate Change Collaborative. The approach to this thesis is abductive and we position ourselves within the critical realistic approach. In this thesis various methods are used including: interviews, observation studies and a questionnaire. Theories include planning theories within the field of the communicative planning and rational planning, and theorist that range from Annika Agger, Bo Elling, Patsy Healey to John Friedmann. This case study concludes that the Climate Change Collaborative does not succeed in making the home owners capable of making a plan for the climate adaptation of their private common areas themselves. The home owners do not feel they have the abilities to make the climate adaptation plan, nor do they consider it their responsibility. Therefore the planners did not co-create with the citizens of the homeowner’s association on the technical aspects of the climate adaptation plan, and ultimately failed their mission. However, the homeowners did feel included and satisfied with the end result and the plan. This thesis concludes that recommendations to future Climate Change Collaboratives is thus, to make sure that the citizens are properly informed about the expectations, and that the expectation of citizens to be able to make a climate adaptation plan for their homeowner’s association, might be more than the citizens are able to, or want to. This thesis further elaborates on what propositions that can be made, based on strengths and weaknesses of the citizens’ involvement process in the Climate Change Collaborative.
|Uddannelser||TekSam - miljøplanlægning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||2 jan. 2019|
|Vejledere||Ole Erik Hansen|
- Kommunikativ Planlægning