2021 Award "Best Practice in Citizen Participation"
15th Edition 2021
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Social, Economic and Physical Structure Analysis, Identification and Prioritization of Spatial Projects in Fatih District, Istanbul
In Fatih district (Istanbul), with the participation of citizens, the socio-demographic, cultural, economic and physical structure problems and the factors that cause these problems are revealed in a cause-effect relationship, and the spatial strategic plan is prepared by establishing the relationship of the projects with the space for these problems and the project prioritization work that guides the implementation.
In the first phase of the project, which was set out to produce, the Logical Framework Approach, which is widely used in project development, was used in order to define the problems related to Fatih district and the project proposals related to these problems in a hierarchical structure with the data obtained from various sources.
The analysis setup of the project is based on grouping the problems obtained from the literature and citizen participation results under 4 themes. The problems obtained from the literature review conducted for Fatih district, determined by survey studies and compiled from the in-house opinions of Fatih Municipality were first listed in the problem pool. As a result of the examination of the existing problems collected in the problem pool, a simplification was made and the problems observed in Fatih district were grouped on the basis of themes. These main themes have been determined as 'spatial attraction', 'urban collapse, renewal and disaster risk', 'protection and survival of historical and cultural heritage' and 'sustainable urban mobility' respectively, and each theme has been examined within the scope of sub-themes / problems affecting it.
Within the scope of the project, analytical studies conducted on four main themes were evaluated together in order to examine the interactions with each other and to make a multi-criteria evaluation.
In addition, all requests and complaints received from the Fatih Municipality Communication Center "Write to Mayor" platform were included in the process by analysing gender, age and location information, and what kind of expectations different social groups had was examined in depth.
Immediately after the analysis process, in the light of the data obtained with the participation of citizens, synthesis studies were carried out with the aim of providing input at the stage of project proposals.
According to the answers given by the citizens during the synthesis phase, it is in different themes such as satisfaction with the housing environment, workplace problems and satisfaction, social infrastructure areas, use of open public space, neighbourhood-based problems, environmental stress, socio-demographic structure, belonging-loyalty, immigrant perception, perception of urban security. evaluations have been made.
After all these evaluations, spatial project proposals were presented according to the demands, complaints and satisfaction levels of different social groups and the projects were prioritized. In addition, the "Spatial Strategic Plan'' was prepared on the scale of the district and the projects of Faith for the next 8 years were evaluated on 13 strategic axes.
As a result, while planning the future of Fatih, opinions of different actors living, working and visiting here were taken and strategies and projects were developed in line with their needs and expectations.
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