People-Tools-Process-Place:Design driven inclusive design for small and middle-sized cities.

Reference number 2018-04102
Coordinator Luleå tekniska universitet - Innovation och Design
Funding from Vinnova SEK 3 617 600
Project duration November 2018 - June 2021
Status Ongoing
Venture Innovationer för ett hållbart samhälle
Call 2018-02535-en

Purpose and goal

The purpose of the project is to contribute to the development of sustainable, accessible, attractive and inclusive cities and municipalities. The overall goal is that the activities will contribute to new knowledge about how social inclusision and sustainability can be taken into account in urban development. Based on a design-oriented approach, the goal is to: 1) develop a social accessibility tool in physical planning processes; 2) test and apply the tools for physical development development; and 3) develop a accessibility development design program for city development.

Expected results and effects

The project is expected to develop a pioneering program (education, process and tools) for inclusive design that integrates knowledge about social sustainability and place innovation with physical planning processes. The project´s expected impact is increased knowledge of social sustainability in urban development. Expected results are a concrete program for integrating social sustainability and place innovation in urban development, focusing on the needs of small and medium-sized municipalities, as well as examplification in the form of physical places.

Planned approach and implementation

The project´s planning and implementation is in the form of four work packages: WP1 Discover, WP2 Define, WP3 Design and WP4 Evaluate where actors from small and medium-sized municipalities develop knowledge about social sustainability in urban development in collaboration with researchers. These work packages also define a planned future work methodology in identifying and defining the need for social sustainability before the physical form of the site and integrating evaluation of social sustainability and inclusive design into physical planning processes.

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