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Service Production for Sustainable Dynamic Cities - Design of Shared Platforms in Complex Planning Processes

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Coordinator Konstfack - Institutionen för design, konsthantverk & konst
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration May 2013 - January 2014
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation

Purpose and goal

The project´s innovative goal is to contribute to new knowledge in the field of sustainable urban development via design-based architectural, social, philosophical, organisation theory and artistic perspectives. One objective was to evaluate co-design and interdisciplinary service design for planning processes via two workshops. The second objective was to expand the constellation of necessary expertise for stage 2. The work during stage 1 has created an understanding for the necessity of combining this development process with systems for sustainability certification.

Results and expected effects

Sweden Green Building Council is now part of the project. Two new parties are Upplands Väsby municipality and Varberg municipality. The project has been expanded with Kristina Tamm Hallström, Associate Professor of Management, Nihad Bunar, Professor of Sociology, and Jonna Bornemark, Associate Professor of Philosophy. The project has great potential to solve the described problem. The requirements of the interested parties are carefully identified. The participants deemed important to lead the project during the collaboration have been connected to the project constellation.

Approach and implementation

The project has examined services in the form of collaboration platforms - co-design and interdisciplinary service design - intended for planning processes within the field of sustainable urban planning. One major challenge has been problem management for the transfer of information and experience from one planning process to the next. The answer to this problem is to firmly anchor the platforms with the aid of a certification system for city districts which covers planning process-related demands on quality and applicability, established praxis and systematisation.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2013-00686

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