Although social housing development is generally declining throughout the EU, homelessness, fuel poverty, and housing shortages remain critical issues across the continent. In addition to this challenge, social housing is generally the least energy-e...


Cooperation between municipal planners and private developers, their conflicting interests, and challenges regarding how to involve citizens, were issues addressed at a workshop arranged within the project Södertörn model. Over the last two years, ...


What are the results of citizen participation in urban planning? How are citizens invited to participate, and to what are they invited? Questions such as these are at the centre of a recently launched research project with Nordregio as one of the par...


Andrew Karvonen is an Assistant Professor in the Division of urban and regional studies at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and the co-editor of The Experimental City (Routledge 2016). Why do you think that there is a growing interest in ‘experime...


Färgfabriken is an interesting space for exploring new forms of inclusive urban governance and new ways of thinking about participation in urban planning and development. It describes itself “as a platform for contemporary cultural expressions, wi...


Urban policies and projects that are expected to promote sustainability often focuses on the built environment and the technical infrastructure. Less attention is given to changing lifestyles and everyday practices, even though citizen and consumer b...


Anna Semjonova reflects on involvement of public and private sector actors, inhabitants and NGOs in Tallinn. What is Tallinn doing in the Baltic Urban Lab project to improve the involvement of public and private sector actors, inhabitants and NGOs? S...


The concept of the Public–Private–People partnership (4P) is one emerging way of highlighting the need for developing the involvement of private actors and the general public in a joint process. But what challenges can it address and what kind of...


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