Storuman is the first Harava municipality in Sweden!

07. Aug 2017 News
Storuman is the first Harava municipality in Sweden!

Storuman will start using Harava survey tool as the first Swedish municipality.

In Storuman, Harava will be used to enforce citizen participation in land use planning and follow-up of social changes. Storuman municipality is planning to use Harava map survey tool for example in Tärnaby area master planning. The goal is to engage citizens and tourists in developing Tärnaby.

Better plans are developed through mapping the concerns, aspirations and needs in a wide target group, in an early stage. Harava gives the citizens a chance to follow up and comment the development processes in the area. -Karina Umander, Storuman municipality

Storuman municipality is participating in the REGINA project, aiming at supporting remote, small-scale communities in smart specialization. The EU funded project includes organisations from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Scotland.

Social impact management planning is one of the main functions in the project. With Harava the citizens are given the chance to follow and comment the development processes and upcoming projects in the area. Better plans are reached through mapping the concerns, aspirations and needs in a wide target group, in an early stage. With markings and drawings on the map it is easier to describe and understand different projects. The municipality can reach a wider group of people, which leads to better democracy”, describes Karina Umander, the local REGINA project manager from Storuman municipality.

Situated in the Västerbotten county, Storuman has about 6 000 inhabitants and by area it is one of the largest municipalities in Sweden.

Harava is a map-based survey tool for crowdsourcing information from your environment. Harava promotes civic participation in planning processes. It it also a perfect companion for collecting and processing customer feedback and for different types of inventories. Harava service is already used by over 170 organisations.