A collaborative framework to improve public participation practice

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In Indonesia, an annual participatory planning practice called Musrenbang is implemented to produce village development plans through public meetings. Being an obligatory process, Musrenbang is often poorly implemented due to problems such as power relations and disagreement among stakeholders. Enabling the stakeholders to find common understanding through knowledge integration is crucial to minimize these issues. As most villages do not have proper maps, we developed a collaborative spatial learning methodology to enable the village stakeholders to participate in the mapping process. Through the mapping exercise it is expected that we can support production of the village maps, and contribute to integrate stakeholders’ spatial knowledge; helping them to minimize the power gaps and to find common understanding through social learning experiences. Ultimately, it is expected that the developed methodology will improve the Musrenbang implementation at village level.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th Participatory Design Conference
Subtitle of host publicationExploratory Papers and Workshops
EditorsChiara Del Gaudio, Leonardo Parra-Agudelo, Rachel Clarke, Joanna Saad-Sulonen, Andrea Botero, Andrea Botero, Felipe Cesar Londono, Felipe Cesar Londono, Paula Andrea Escandon Suarez
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-7606-8
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2020
Event16th Participatory Design Conference, PDC 2020 - Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia
Duration: 15 Jun 202019 Jun 2020
Conference number: 16

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery


Conference16th Participatory Design Conference, PDC 2020
Abbreviated titlePDC 2020
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  • Musrenbang
  • participatory mapping
  • participatory planning
  • public participation
  • spatial knowledge
  • Knowledge co-production
  • Social learning


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