In this section you will find reports the team is producing. If you need further information about our project contact us.


Participatory Approaches in Urban Development in Vienna and Austria

December 2019

The aim of the research is to understand how city planning and policy can work in a participatory manner while integrating private companies, city planners and citizen into decision-making processes. This integration is called “co-production” and the project is dealing with various methods of co-production such as collecting knowledge from the citizen through so-called “association wheel” or involving various stakeholders with different interests and developing compromise solutions with the help of so-called “multi-stakeholder multi-criteria decision analysis”.


Dr. Nadejda Komendantova
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Wolfgang Amann
IIBW – Institute for Real Estate, Construction and Housing Ltd. Institut für Immobilien, Bauen und Wohnen GmbH


D3.1 Prototype versions of Inform & Enlight

January 2020

When planning new buildings, neighborhoods, or the restoration of current ones, it seems reasonable for the municipality to align the expected outcomes with the needs and wishes of the affected citizens and other relevant groups of stakeholders. In the following, a brief overview of a process, based on both qualitative and quantitative data, which can inform public decision making is presented. The process bridges two already established methods, namely Allies’ Association Wheel (AW) and Preference’s decision analysis framework, commonly referred to the Delta Multiple Criteria Framework (DMC) from one of its earliest decision evaluation methods. This deliverable reports upon how to enable for how to bridge these two methodologies for an initial pilot case of the project.


Dr. Aron Larsson, Preference 
Kjell Borking, Preference
Andreas Paulsson, Stockholm University
Johan af Klercker, Allies


Interim report

January 2020

The aim of our research was to understand patterns of participatory governance of the city planning of Vienna and of Stockholm and to provide new solutions for stakeholders’ engagement and public participation. We also focused our research on understanding of the existing possibilities for engagement of various stakeholders as well as citizen into decision-making processes.

Our research was guided by four major research questions:

1. Which methods of co-creation exist in the city planning of the municipality of Vienna?

2. How feedback from citizen on contested issues is integrated?

3. What are the differences in views about participation of various political parties?

4. What are perceptions on drivers and barriers for stakeholders’ engagement into urban development?


Dr. Nadejda Komendantova
IIBW – Institute for Real Estate, Construction and Housing Ltd. Institut für Immobilien, Bauen und Wohnen GmbH


October 2018 - May 2021


628 000 EUR



Kjell Borking