Take part in a new approach to policy-making by the people for the people to help improving of water use within the Community Urban Gardens of Jerusalem.
ConCensus is a new form of public participation in which group of engaged citizens collaboratively develops a proposal for a new policy and presents it to the City Council. Furthermore and even more importantly, the members of the group are officially recognised by the City Council as the overseers of that action’s progress and the completion of its implementation.
Jerusalem is among the very first cities to carry out a full public participation process as foreseen by ConCensus. In Jerusalem the improvement of water use within the Community Urban Gardens has been defined together with the City Council as the initial topic to work on.
The first step in the ConCensus process is the collective development of ideas for policies to be addressed and the joint selection of the best/most urgent ones to be presented to the City Council of Jerusalem in January 2019. The discussion area below is the place where you as participants can share you policy ideas, comment and discuss them and refine them and vote for the top 3 ideas – all in a structured, platform-supported process:
- First, participants have 2 weeks (until Dec 21 2018) to collect ideas on the platform and to discuss them and give suggestions for improvement.
- Subsequently, each idea owner has 10 days (until Dec 31 2018) to refine his/her idea and to submit an updated version of their proposal.
- Then 10 days (until Jan 11 2019) of idea voting (liking) by all members of the ConCensus group takes place.
- Based on the community voting, the top 3 ideas are being selected for presentation to the City Council of Jerusalem for implementation.
For a more in-depth insight into the ConCensus approach, please take a look at the document below called "The future of citizen engagement in cities—The council of citizen engagement in sustainable urban strategies (ConCensus)" which has been published in the Futures journal.
Cover picture by Haravinth Rajan (Creative Commons license).
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I want ask you if at the end of the challenge, which idea you choose to present at city council?
Gardening with low water consumption focuses on the variety of plants that can survive with a small amount of water, so as to reduce consumption, but still allowing the plants to be lush. Many times i...
when we forget the drip irrigration open we lost their purpose
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ALLINg ABATE05 February 2019 - 11:14 PM I want ask you if at the end of the challenge, which idea you choose to present at city council?
Gardening with low water consumption
ALLINg ABATE10 December 2018 - 9:26 PM Gardening with low water consumption focuses on the variety of plants that can survive with a small amount of water, so as to reduce consumption, but still allowing the plants to be lush. Many times it is thought that the "water saving gardening" uses only succulents or aloe, but this is not always necessarily true, in fact there are many different species, which are not considered "fat" but still offer benefits to help you save money and conserve water in your garden. A top 10 of the most suitable plants to save water, could be the following: Agapanthus Aloe Tecoma Capensis Clivia Lavender Plumbago Rosemary Fake jasmine Strelitzia Fat plants To create gardens that drastically reduce their water requirements and maintenance costs, it is necessary to follow some valuable suggestions: Eliminate "indigenous" plants, then plant only naturally occurring species in your area. Exotic plants often require a greater water requirement; Identify the microclimates in your garden and place the plants in the most suitable areas; Group together plants with a similar water requirement, so as not to water too much the plants that need less water, than those that need it most; Use compost to limit the spread of moisture; Build windbreaks to keep the wind from drying out the ground; Replace the lawn with a cover or flooring; If you decide to keep a portion of the lawn, do not cut it too short, because in this way the roots dry faster.
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With drip irrigation also need to conserve water.
shay04 December 2018 - 7:33 AM when we forget the drip irrigration open we lost their purpose
list of plants that don't need a lot of water
Neil Kummer26 November 2018 - 3:12 PM the idea is to create a chart/list of plants-flowers that need only a small quantity of water but give a green or colorful impression. It can also contain information about other benefits such as botanic protection (useful in vegetable gardens) or pollinators attraction
Kalina DrenSka26 November 2018 - 3:12 PM I want to make my community garden part of the Consensus process. BPR pic.jpg - [285,02Kb]
Community Garden as part of the Consensus process
Amanda Lind15 May 2019 - 10:31 AM Where is your Community Garden?
ALLINg ABATE11 March 2019 - 3:5 PM I want ask you if at the end of the challenge, which idea you choose to present at city council?
Kalina DrenSka26 November 2018 - 3:15 PM Thank you, I will do it later.
Mathias26 November 2018 - 3:13 PM Good, but how exactly would you suggest it to be?
When it rains it is disaster
kivo26 November 2018 - 3:6 PM All the rain stay on the roads it makes alot of pools because there is no good Ducts under the ground
list of plants that don't need a lot of water
Neil Kummer26 November 2018 - 3:2 PM