Place-based co-production - Working with Voluntarism in Danish urban regeneration

Annika Agger, Jesper Ole Jensen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review


This chapter presents the concept “Place-based co-production” (PBCP) as a specific approach to co-production of services. PBCP is co-production in a geographically limited area, aiming at improving the quality and services of the locality (physical, social, economic). We present two examples from the Danish area-based urban regeneration program (Kolind, a small town in a rural area, and Nørrebro, a district in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark) to illustrate characteristics of PBCP. In spite of the different contexts, the process and outcome in the two examples have several similarities: strong commitment amongst the involved actors, a high degree of co-financing as well as attraction of external funding and creation of synergy across the different local contributions. From this, we encourage pursuing the potentials of PBCP in other types of service production.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVoluntary and public sector collaboration in Scandinavia : New approaches to co-production
EditorsBjarne Ibsen
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-72314-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-72315-6
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 20 Aug 2020
SeriesPalgrave Studies in Third Sector Research

Cite this