We used tools such as the Community Canvas to engage 6 small neighborhoods of Thessaloniki and to capture the needs of the citizens in different areas. We designed an interactive game of 5 different "stops", capturing different information regarding the demographic data of the citizens as well as the status and the needs of each neighborhood. Thus, the outcomes of this project supported the next step of a bigger project called "Neighborhoods’ Open schools".
Participatory projects like this one, offer the opportunity to local citizens to suggest and co-create the neighborhood of their dreams! Open spaces of discussion and a safe environment of experimentation are just some of the most empowering activities that can strengthen bottom-up decisions.