Authors:  
  • Pere Vall-Casas (School of Architecture, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya,)
  • Marta Benages-Albert (School of Architecture, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya,)
  • Xavier Garcia Acosta (Institut d’Estudis Regionals i Metropolitans de Barcelona)
  • Alvaro Cuéllar (School of Architecture, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya,)
  • David Pavon (Department of Geography & Institute of the Environment, Universitat de Girona)
  • Anna Ribas (Department of Geography & Institute of the Environment, Universitat de Girona)

Year: 2021

In many urban rivers, there is a gap between the growing social use and the limited citizen participation in its management. This work details the design, and implementation, of a participatory process model designed to promote the active involvement of the general public in the management of a stream in the Metropolitan Region of Barcelona. In addition, it evaluates the results of this pilot process to obtain a series of learning points. These serve as a theoretical basis for the design of participatory processes that seek the empowerment of citizens in the management of their river spaces.

Vall-Casas, P., Benages-Albert, M., Garcia Acosta, X., Cuéllar, A., Pavon, D., & Ribas, A. (2021). Promoting citizen-based river groups at subbasin scale for multi-level river governance in the Barcelona Metropolitan Region. Local Environment, 0, doi: 10.1080/13549839.2021.1874320