The municipality of Amersfoort invited STIPO to develop an approach and tools. These tools had to provide instruments for municipal officials to make smart integral decisions, but also had to shape and improve the relationship with neighbourhoods. In this way, the municipality together with local stakeholders can work together to make decisions about the future of the neighbourhood.
We have developed a methodology together with residents, entrepreneurs, social partners and various city officials. This approach and methodology can be found in Het Wijkperspectief, The Neighborhood Perspective. The Neighbourhood Perspective is a way of connecting the municipality’s visions and current themes, such as energy transition and housing, with what is happening locally, in small-scale neighbourhood projects and neighbourhood initiatives.