Maroš Krivý, Tahl Kaminer, “Introduction: The Participatory Turn in Urbanism,” Footprint 7, 2 (2013), 1–6.

This issue of Footprint thus seeks to expand the discussion of the ‘participatory turn’ and strengthen its auto-critical and reflective dimension. Considering the dissipation of the earlier participatory movement, whether as a result of co-optation, failure, or loss of interest, and noting the significance and urgency of the questions that the ideal of participation posits to urban designers and planners, this issue and its articles are an attempt to steer this loose movement in a direction that would benefit cities, their residents and society at large.