PROJECT CONTEXT & GOAL
Good Local Adapt is a project, that in the frame of the European LIFE program, researches how to tackle climate change effectively. The goal is to develop sustainable solutions to adapt the city's neighbourhoods to heat waves and water scarcity.
The project encourages public-private partnerships to find innovative and well-known solutions for efficient water management and the effects of heat. The project focuses on small and medium-sized municipalities, for this are the ones that are less advanced with the introduction of traditional solutions due to lack of resources for innovation and methods. Good Local Adapt works directly with the Basque municipalities of Amurrio, Balmaseda and Legazpi.
Createlli has the goal in this project is to take care of the participatory process, providing a digital tool and guiding the physical events, with the aim of defining the citizens' needs, giving the chance of developing specific projects in detected buildings or public spaces of the municipalities mentioned above.
THE PARTICIPATORY PROCESS
Through a process that was both physical and digital, we began to discover the first challenges and opportunities, later proposing solutions.
We used interactive exercises first online to learn about climate risks and then deepen in the consequences for the neighbourhoods in face-to-face sessions. Thus, we built knowledge and we argued that change is needed. The listed solutions were shared with residents and further analysed.
The participation process reached, so far, a wide range of population with physical and digital interactions and is supported by a virtual communication campaign via different channels.
The inhabitants were closely involved in this innovative project. They were succesfully informed about the climatic risks and answered to this information with very interesting data, linking it constantly to their surrounding and so, to specific locations in the municipalities of Amurrio, Balmaseda and Legazpi.
Up to now there has been two physical workshops in each of the municipalities, with around 20-30 participants in each, proving the events successful and interesting, since the participants in the first event came back for the second session, engaging this way with the project.
The first objectives were met yet, the project is still ongoing.