A participatory process is a sequence of participatory activities (e.g. first filling out a survey, then making proposals, discussing them in face-to-face or virtual meetings, and finally prioritizing them) with the aim of defining and making a decision on a specific topic.
Examples of participatory processes are: a process of electing committee members (where candidatures are first presented, then debated and finally a candidacy is chosen), participatory budgets (where proposals are made, valued economically and voted on with the money available), a strategic planning process, the collaborative drafting of a regulation or norm, the design of an urban space or the production of a public policy plan.
About this process
We live in a time when replacement is preferred to repair. Old buildings are demolished to make way for new ones, construction and demolition waste is one of the key contributors to environmental pollution. Often considered obsolete and often condemned due to a lack of knowledge or skills of repair. Repair culture encourages the ideas of fixing and mending, contributes to local crafts economy and builds skills for the future.