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Péter Bucsky

-driving cars and trucks on the road in the years to come. As S. Hassler (2017) discovered, Ford, Google, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla, and Uber have declared that by 2021 this could be a reality. Vehicles currently on the roads are already very intelligent and are equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). This equipment can not only help to prevent accidents but as J. Zolock et al. (2016) have pointed out, this is a crucial way to collect data to further improve ADAS systems. These already feature most of the technologies that will be used in AV but more data is

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Krystyna Pawłowska

fling it wide open and invite the stakeholders in. This active invitation is valid not only for the first but also for all the successive phases of participation. 8. The planning procedure as outlined in the legislation includes the stage of collecting insights and conclusions. The stage is often treated as if these were pre-project studies. Although they can really be counted in this category, they are very insufficient, not to say vestigial, if they are perceived as that alone. The insights and conclusions are a set of random opinions of the people who are, as a

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Anna Bilska

area. The sports field is sunk into the ground and is surrounded by steps, which can also function as a stand for people to watch a game ( Fig. 3 ). The uneven play area is also sunk into the ground. For most of the year the water-square is dry and used as a recreational space. When heavy rainfall occurs, the water-square changes its function and appearance and collects rainwater from the neighbourhood. The design ensures that the square will flood gradually. The sports field and playground are turned into ponds, where children can play in and around the water

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Grzegorz Libor and Stefan Bouzarovski

households declared having difficulties heating their homes in winter, and 25.6% said that their dwelling was not cool enough in the summer. More detailed research conducted by the Institute among Polish communes has shown that only 9.3% of communes believe that the problem of energy poverty concerns their inhabitants. The rate of return of the questionnaires was 35%. The main reasons why Polish communes do not collect data on energy poverty were found to be as follows: inadequate funding and lack of personnel, difficulties in gathering the data; lack of proper data

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Stefania Środa-Murawska, Leszek S. Dąbrowski and Paweł Smoliński

participatory budget is transparent and open; it provides space for discussion; it supports the activity of residents; it is planned over a period of years; it includes a large amount of money ( Kocot 2014 ; Głogowski 2016 ; Krawczyk 2016 ). Methodology The starting point for the achievement of the objective adopted in the study was to collect information on projects nominated for the participatory budget. In Toruń residents submit projects to the participatory budget through a dedicated form including a short description of the project. Then, a list of