Urban renewal has historically been maligned on a number of counts: high costs, bureaucratic opaqueness, gentrification, and ill-fitting design solutions, which don’t correspond to the needs of the inhabitants. In recent years, there has been a push to remedy these issues through extensive use of co-creation and citizen participation. Our project seeks to utilize these methods, as well as the tenets of the Circular Economy to create an urban renewal concept, with a focus on ecologically sustainable solutions for medium sized towns in the range of 8.000 – 20.000 inhabitants.
Medium sized towns share a range of common problems. The dawn of the information society has prompted the relocation of many highly educated people to the large cities, leaving the towns to deal with the fallout of the dreaded “brain drain”. Similarly, industry and corporations are moving to cities or outsourcing jobs entirely, posing the question of the smaller and medium sized towns’ raison d’être.
Medium sized towns are facing these problems in a stagnating global economy, and they do not have the resources available to the larger cities. It is with these challenges in mind; we attempt to envision a way to conduct urban renewal, using recycled materials in place of purchasing construction materials, and using citizen participation in place of expensive architect firms and consultants.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||2 jun. 2016|
|Vejledere||Martin Severin Frandsen|