The Participation Compass: chart your course in the neighbourhood!
The Municipality of Arnhem, like every other municipality in the Netherlands, is facing a major challenge: it wants to be climate-neutral by 2050. One of the themes in the ‘New energy made in Arnhem’ (NemiA) programme plan 2020-2030 is the built environment. Within this theme, the municipality is employing a district-oriented approach for saving energy, getting homes and buildings ready for the transition (insulation), and phasing out the use of gas in districts and neighbourhoods. The frameworks for this district-oriented approach were determined by the municipal council in the ‘Arnhem approach to the district-oriented energy transition’ (April 2019).
The inhabitants of Arnhem have starkly different views of the energy transition. Nevertheless, all these people, regardless of their attitude and position, will have to be involved in the energy transition. How do you get these residents on board? This is where STIPO entered the picture. Together with the Municipality of Arnhem, STIPO has converted the council framework for the ‘Arnhem approach to the district-oriented energy transition’ into a working method for collaborating with residents in the various districts of Arnhem on the energy transition.