DECODE - Community Design for Conflicting Desires
|Coordinator||KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - KTH ABE skolan|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 17 454 296|
|Project duration||January 2017 - February 2019|
|Venture||Challengedriven innovation - Phase 3 Implementation|
Purpose and goal
The societal challenge for Decode is how a democratic and constructive urban development process can be modeled, where participants with differing expertise, interests and time perspective can participate. The goal is to provide guidance to create an including working process, considering local conditions and global sustainable societal challenges. Decode has fulfilled the following goals: 1.Guide with matrix for sustainability management 2.Social indicators 3.Basic training in sustainability management 4.Communication plan 5.Internationalization plan
Expected results and effects
Decode’s two central contributions mainly in the field of social sustainable urban development constitute: A MODEL FOR PROCESS STEERING where organization, collaboration and participation aim to support the steering of urban related development and work processes that enable new approaches to the societal challenge. CITYLAB GUIDE WITH CERTIFICATION that will support both local challenges, as well as reaching the society broadly. Citylab was launched in 2018. Masthuggskajen in Gothenburg is the first urban development project to be awarded a Citylab certification.
Planned approach and implementation
The development, leading up to Citylab, has been led by Sweden GBC. Decode has been accessorial since 2013. During the development, thousands of people have been involved through government agencies, municipalities, developers, property owners, consultants, architects, scientists etc. The project has covered many different partial projects, as beta testing the guide, evaluating international certification systems for urban development and workshops together with around twenty municipalities, as well as a continuous dialogue with leading experts in urban development.