DeCoDe

We aim to develop design-driven, certified services in the form of collaboration platforms for complex planning processes. The project is innovative in that it will create new relevant knowledge, with respect to urban planning and citizen-related visions of sustainable cities, particularly in respect of social sustainability requirements.

Contributor: Vinnova

Participants
Björn Hellström (projekt leader) och Bo Westerlund Konstfack, Upplands Väsby municipality, Vabergs municipality, Sweden Green Building Council, Tyréns AB, Jonna Bornemark (Södertörn University), Nihad Bunar (Stockholm University) Kristina Tamm Hallström (Score, Stockholm University), and many others.

Project summary
We aim to develop design-driven, certified services in the form of collaboration platforms for complex planning processes. We use two method-based approaches: Co-Design and Interdisciplinary Service Design. Co-Design focuses on participation and a solution-driven approach. The participants with experience of the local cooperate with people that have experience and knowledge of the general. In Interdisciplinary Service Design experts collaborate to create interdisciplinary and multi-dimensional, qualitative solutions.

The project is innovative in that it - through the combination of design-based, architectural, social, philosophical, organizational and artistic perspective - will create new relevant knowledge, with respect to urban planning and citizen-related visions of sustainable cities, particularly in respect of social sustainability requirements. The platforms are anchored in the planning process with the support of established sustainability certification for neighborhoods (HCS) and a Nordic and Swedish framework for sustainable urban development, to meet the requirements of quality and applicability.

Keywords: social sustainability, democracy, planning process, citizens, co-creation, complexity, co-design, interdisciplinary service design.

Updated: 19 June 2014
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