case studies list for inclusion

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Bologna - U-area for all

Within U-Lab, the local Living Lab inaugurated in Bologna in 2017 thanks to the ROCK project, ‘U-Area for All’ started in March 2019. This co-design process will create and experiment with a service in the form of guided tours inclusive and accessible to both tourists and people who live in the area. The service considers accessibility as autonomy and empowerment over information about the use of public space.

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case study date : 12-03-2020

  •  knowledge society

Bristol’s Smart Homes

Bristol has taken community engagement to the next level to encourage and enable citizens to test tomorrow’s energy technology today. Its co-developed smart appliances project is helping households save money, communities build capacity and the city explore new energy systems and their impact on fuel poverty and carbon emissions.

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case study date : 11-10-2019

  •  culture

Izmir - History Design Atelier

Izmir has created a democratic design platform that enables local people’s needs to drive micro-scale urban regeneration interventions. This design atelier sits at the heart of a major revitalisation project, acting as a communicator between authorities and communities and developing citizens’ ideas for enhancing their quality of life and connection to the city’s history.

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case study date : 11-10-2019

Munich’s conflict management office

Munich has developed a method of mediation through dialogue to ensure citizens feel safe and comfortable in public spaces. By advocating all user groups’ interests and concerns, the all-party conflict management (AKIM) team is transforming how people feel about city living, increasing self-responsibility among citizens and giving decision-makers insights into issues affecting peaceful coexistence.

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case study date : 11-10-2019

Strasbourg’s Re-let my vacant housing scheme

Strasbourg has developed a novel scheme enabling vacant private housing to be reintroduced as social housing. Through support for owners of empty homes and a toolbox for rental management, the city is creating more affordable homes for poorer households while also promoting social diversity and sustainable development.

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case study date : 11-10-2019

  •  culture

Zaragoza - Harinera culture centre

Zaragoza has established the first public cultural centre in Spain co-managed by the city and citizens. Started as an experimental project to provide equality of access to culture, Harinera ZGZ has become a successful, sustainable space dedicated to participation, empowerment and transformation of the neighbourhood through creativity.

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case study date : 11-10-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Bologna - It's a living lab!

The University of Bologna, situated in the historic centre of the city, is one of the oldest in Europe. This provides many opportunities but is also challenging as different communities (students, residents, tourists, business owners) are crossing paths without always understanding each other.

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case study date : 15-07-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Cluj-Napoca - Imagine the future of the city!

Over the last 10 years, Cluj- Napoca has been the only growing city in Romania. As a natural consequence, the city’s cultural life has been constantly evolving, a process also driven by the European Youth Capital title given in 2015 and the candidature to the European Capital of Culture for 2021.

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case study date : 15-07-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Eindhoven - Tailor-made district for cooperative development

Wealthy in industrial heritage, Eindhoven, in cooperation with builders and private enterprise, has established a system of revitalisation of industrial heritage areas to increase city attractiveness. These resources have allowed the city to implement community building and identity building among citizens in the NRE-area, where the former gasworks of Eindhoven were located. The redevelopment of this area is now managed in an organic way, with as little legislation as possible, and in...

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case study date : 15-07-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture

Liverpool - Adaptive sustainable reuse linked to participatory approaches

Home to 552,000 inhabitants, Liverpool was deeply affected by the decline of manufacturing and port related industries in the 1970s and 80s. Today, Liverpool is cited as one of the most successful examples of European RIS3 funded regeneration.

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case study date : 15-07-2019