Topic 1 Introduction

Any cultural or creative project is not just about the place, but also about the environment it creates and its impact on society, especially the people who live there. Therefore, it is very important to present the vision, mission, and goals to the locals at the earliest possible stage of the project, also to get acquainted with the community, its needs, expectations, goals, and opportunities.

Community participation tools are fundamental in developing appropriate and effective networking solutions. Quality networking is founded on a sound understanding of local knowledge, values, and needs, creating opportunities for community involvement in the design process and incorporating community concerns in decision-making.