Project: Incubators of public spaces

Acronym Incubators (Reference Number: 4148963)
Duration 05/05/2014 - 04/05/2017
Project Topic Across Europe, urban areas are growing and regenerating themselves according to a combination of individual self-interest and strategic planning. These are well-intentioned but the results are unpredictable. The multiplication of individually satisfactory developments and interventions may still be collectively sub-optimal, as seen in the case of urban sprawl, which is a potent spatial expression of modern society. In this age of complexity, participatory planning has been discussed in theory but only partly realised in practice, as it can lack the practical tools to harness the full potential of distributed decision-making. People are seen as being actively engaged in systems as participants, and as a consequence can contribute their considerable knowledge and expertise to systems. Incubators address ways to harness the new technological possibilities and integrate them within multi-level planning systems to assist distributed decision-making in the self-organisation of places. The Project advances these challenges by linking a unique urban co-creative software, to e-participatory engagement applications and crowdfunding tools, involving co-creation in the making of public places by and for people. In this way, public spaces are transformed from empty spaces into a real context for social interaction, and would then become defined not only by the architecture that contains them, but also by the actions of the people that inhabit them.
Network JPI Urban Europe
Call JPI Urban Europe 2nd Call

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
4148963 Politecnico di Torino - Department of Architecture and Design Coordinator Italy
4206869 isn - innovation service network GmbH Partner Austria
4207079 Neurovation GmbH Partner Austria
4212219 KU Leuven - Faculty of Architecture Partner Belgium
4217822 University College London - Bartlett School of Planning Partner United Kingdom
4495366 COMUNE DI TORINO Partner Italy