Planning cells database (Citizens Juries)
Planning Cells are, just like Citizens Juries, a form of citizens participation based on a random selection of participants.
This database was created by the nexus institute, which is run by Prof. Hans-Liudger Dienel, the son of Prof. Peter Dienel who developed the German version of the Citizen’s Jury, called a Planning Cell (Planungszelle). The database aims to allow anyone interested to gain easier access to information about Citizens Juries conducted so far.
Information about this database
Planning Cells are a form of citizen’s participation that was developed by Prof. Peter Dienel in the 1970s at the research centre for citizen’s participation at the University of Wuppertal.
A similar concept is the idea of the Citizen’s Jury, which was designed in the 1970s by Ned Crosby at the Jefferson Centre in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Both procedures are based on a random selection of participants and are therefore part of the „Mini-public“-formats of participation, representing citizens.