Final presentation ""Collaborative approaches in urban projects"

Final presentation ""Collaborative approaches in urban projects"

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The Project "Collaborative approaches in urban projects"

Commissioning organisationNexity Villes & projets

Students: Giorgio De Ambrogio, Cécile Kessler, Jean-Baptiste Semblat et Ophélie Tainguy from the master of Regional and Urban Strategy

Work realised :

This project explores the concept of “collaborative city” with a particular focus on the concept of co-planning. This concept invites us to rethink the city’s factory in collaboration with all the stakeholders of urban projects and especially with the users.

Through a comparative study of several projects in France and Europe, the group shows that a genuine “collaborative approach” pushing the boundaries of the framework of concertation can be a guarantee of the success of the urban project. The aim is to clarify the theoretical and operational issues involved in the collective design of the urban project, identifying its forms, actors and tools.

A “toolkit” addressing different issues (mobilization, ownership, usage control) and a strategy applied to two ongoing projects are presented to give the private developer, ways to conduct a successful collaborative approach.

What is a group project?

Called also capstone or workgroup, this highlight of Master's degrees puts the students in professional situation. These have to answer to an order of a private or public structure on an urban or territorial problem (housing environment, planning, economic development, transport, mobility, etc.). 

During 5 to 9 months (according to the course), every team from 4 to 5 students works under the supervision of a tutor, a specialist of the handled question. The project ends in an oral presentation of the students to the commissioning organisation. This period of renditions takes place of the end of May to the middle of June.

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