Storytelling of and for Planning

The paper of Storytelling of and for Planning was prepared in cooperation with Sindi Haxhija in 2019 as part of the work for ISOCARP Institute on the EU Horizon 2020 funded project +CityxChange. “Storytelling of and for Planning: Urban Planning through Participatory Narrative-building” was presented at the 56th ISOCARP World Planning Congress.

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Storytelling is the oldest form of communication and still finds various areas of application in urban planning, ranging from communicating visions to citizens to co-creating narratives as a tool for participatory practice. This paper elaborates “storytelling for planning”, describing the background, its application as workshops in the project +CityxChange and replication potential. The workshops are an integral part of the knowledge development and exchange in- and outside the project and contribute to intra-project collaboration and clustering. Led by ISOCARP Institute, the Storytelling Workshops are jointly organised with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), as well as the project cities. To ensure an active exchange with other stakeholders and Smart Cities and Communities (SCC-01) projects, representatives of other projects are invited to the workshops.