Participatory design meetings for the Ronda de Dalt de Barcelona

  • start  December 2017
  • promoter   Barcelona's city council
  • place   Horta - Guinardó, Barcelona


Voltes has designed and organized the participatory process for the definition of the program of uses of the first section of coverage of the Ronda de Dalt in the District of Horta - Guinardó, commissioned by Barcelona City Council.

The objectives of the process have been the following: first, to inform and disseminate the project of the first section of the coverage of the Ronda de Dalt; then, to collect the proposals and considerations of the neighborhood around the project, on the future uses of the coverage of the Ronda de Dalt (uses and activities, accesses, urbanization, coexistence); open the process of debate on the Round to incorporate new voices that give plurality and diversity to the debate; and finally, involve the nearest facilities to encourage their future participation in the project.

The process has been organized through meetings with the driving group and the agents involved, through participatory actions and finally, with the return of the results of the process. Methodologically, the various participatory actions and collective debates have been organized around the following areas:

INFORMATION AND DISSEMINATION on the project of the first section of the coverage of the Ronda de Dalt and collection of the considerations of the neighborhood around the project.

DIAGNOSIS AND AWARENESS: observation of the space and the dynamics, uses and routes that are developed to detect existing deficiencies and strengths.

STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN: sharing the needs of the whole neighborhood to become aware of the various realities and needs and to prioritize the interventions to be carried out.

DIAGRAM OF USES: summary of the whole process through the collection of proposals from the neighborhood in response to the needs and identities detected. Completion of the diagram of uses where the various activities are related so that they can be nurtured together and at the same time avoid possible incompatibilities detected collectively.

The project began in December 2017 and ended with the return to the public in April 2018, where we met with the driving group to validate the draft proposal and a session was held. public presentation of the results of the participatory process.ess and legal insecurity that urban plans have generated over time through a first phase of information to the neighborhood about their situation and to demand from the administration new communication channels to guarantee the participation and the representation of the population in the future decision making.