Consultancy agency De Selectie has embraced QandR as an effective tool for regular use in their meetings. Like the ones where they organized participation meetings with local residents, in which, on the one hand, information was given and, on the other hand, ideas, objections and contributions were collected in groups for the developments.
We wanted to collect input and areas of concern from the neighbourhood. QandR turned out to be quite effective for that purpose.
Janou van Rheenen, adviseur bij De Selectie
De Selectie is a modern consultancy agency that accompanies many participatory processes. In a recent project they started the conversation in a number of online meetings with local residents about the developments in their suburb. With the aim of collecting opinions, tips and first impressions about the plans in the neighbourhood: the displacement of a grocery store through demolition & new construction and the construction of apartments, a parking garage and new shops.
In this project there were two identical plenary meetings, each time followed by splitting up in subgroups (or 'breakout-rooms') where QandR was used for further discussion. This is a well-tested and effective method that we often see in action in QandR sessions. QandR merges results in combined visual reports that are immediately available for all concerned.
De Selectie, too, potent for an annual subscription. It is possible to use QandR on a per-project basis, but, if you use the tool more than once, a subscription quickly becomes more economic. And it is great to have QandR always handy to reply in any internal or external project.
Municipalities as well as consultancy agencies use QandR to involve citizens and experts with the challenges in living and working environments. Read more on our page on citizen participation.