Community planning activities for rehabilitation projects in Italy. The positive case of the children participatory design on the area of Vergomasco landfill in Odolo, Brescia
- Participatory Planning,
- Waste Management
Participatory planning methods are an essential tool for rebuilding the relationship between the inhabitants and their environment.
This paper presents a successful participation process with children and the adult inhabitants of the small town of Odolo through which a landfill of inert waste was transformed in a park of 10 hectares with recreational facilities.
Following the proposals of the children and the other stakeholders, the implementation of the park was carried out between the end of 2009 and the beginning of 2010. The paper also gives a short presentation of the outcomes of a qualitative evaluation of the process and its results, the park, done in September 2015.