The Urban Planning field trial has already been launched for the people of Gordexola to be able to participate in a municipal decision with their smart phone. Information about the initiative has been sent out to all of the households in Gordexola so that all of the citizens have notice about this field trial. Those neighbors who are interested in participating using their smart phone can do so by accessing the app stores for iPhone and Google, where they can easily find it by searching for Gordexola.
This field trial is a pilot experience within the Live+Gov European project, within the 7th Framework programme, which brings citizens and administration closer in Gordexola with the collaboration of the Local Council of Gordexola with the BiscayTIK Foundation, one of the partners in the project.
By means of a smart phone and the applications developed in the project the people of Gordexola can share their preferences and opinion about the plan to install health parks in the town. This way of participating is comfortable for the citizens who are able to do so at any time and from any place. At the same time the applications offer technological novelties such as augmented reality and location features that make the visualization of plans easier to understand for everyone.
Citizens can walk around town and when they open the application and are in the area of a plan the app offers the view of the health park using augmented reality. The app also allows users who are not necessarily near the selected points to view the future park superposed over the photo of the area which they can find on posters or on the municipal website.
At the end of October this initiative will be presented at a monthly event organized by the Basque Health Department in Gordexola.