Digital Citizen Participation

Form Follows You brings together different people, ideologies and disciplines in spatial planning processes. Our digital tools communicate complex issues - inclusive, adaptive and individually adapted!  

Since the beginning of 2018, we have been offering the Participation-App, a flexible and adaptive tool to intuitively communicate planning projects in citizen participation processes and to enable interactive participation. By simulating different times of day, the course of shadows or visual relationships planning restrictions can be communicated clearly. With this information, citizens can make a qualified evaluation and incorporate their own ideas with comments or the setting of structures. In common scenarios, building proposals can be compared in real time in terms of their spatial qualities and structural quantities. The data used for this is based on precise planning documents, open source data and can be used consistently for further planning steps. 

Awarded at the BBU Future Awards 2019 - Category "Organisations"

The importance of citizen communication in planning processes is increasing. Nevertheless, planning documents require spatial imagination and expert knowledge. Our digital participation tools can communicate projects of various scales in an accessible manner and simulate the effects on the existing situation.

The Leipzig Charter already defined the efforts towards integral planning in 2007 through the BMI. Today, more than ten years later, this project continues to be a major challenge. The growing number of influencing factors and disciplines in urban and building planning creates great complexity. We develop digital tools and strategies that help you keep an overview, simulate scenarios and make the right decisions.

Through the real-time simulation of complex planning projects, you always have an overview of urban ripple and scenario effects under constant control of your area parameters.

How is the school and green space supply in the district? Does the planning project require measures to compensate or increase infrastructure capacities?

And: Is it possible to realize the aimed gross floor area despite the concessions through the negotiations?

No planning project is like the other: tell us about your challenges. Even if our repertoire of existing tools does not provide a fitting answer to your problem, we are happy to offer you individual advice. Building on this, there is the possibility of initiating customized adjustments or developments.


As part of information events for construction projects, the app helps to understand complex planning scenarios in an understandable way and to negotiate variants together.


The App allows intuitive and supportive access for discussion of relevant planning content, both in smaller planning groups and in personal contact.


With an adapted range of functions, the app can be used independently by residents at exhibitions.

Digital in the web

By providing a browser-based version of the participation app, the planning projects can also be viewed and simulated from home or on the go - despite Corona.


In the download area you have the option to download information material on this topic.

Broschüre: Beteiligungs-App