Citizens’ Engagement and Well-Being: Home Is Where the Heart Is

Ayelet Sapir, Eyal Yaniv

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Cities are challenged by the growing need to improve their management skills to maintain a high quality of life and well-being for their residents. In their ambition to achieve this goal, they set to become smart cities and therefore implement citizen engagement methods as part of smart governance as well as reach smart cities 3.0 evolvement (Flint Ashery in Scales of change, pp. 185–192, 2023). Implementation of citizen engagement takes different forms and capacities from consulting the public to cocreation of solutions for the city by citizens, city managers and other stakeholders. Neve Sha’anan neighborhood in Tel Aviv Yafo was chosen as a case study to discuss aspects of citizen engagement and its relationship with well-being. Citizen engagement in the neighborhood was implemented using Geodesign to develop a plan for the central bus station (see Steinlauf-Millo’s chapter). The process is used to analyse the mediation between citizen engagement and well-being through motivational and cognitive factors. These factors include satisfaction, place attachment and service quality. Conclusions indicate the importance of citizens in the decision-making of the local habitat and the need to include the different communities that reside in a place.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrban Book Series
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages17
StatePublished - 2024

Publication series

NameUrban Book Series
VolumePart F2839
ISSN (Print)2365-757X
ISSN (Electronic)2365-7588

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  • Citizen engagement
  • Smart cities
  • Well-being


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