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.
|Title of host publication||Voluntary and public sector collaboration in Scandinavia : New approaches to co-production|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 20 Aug 2020|
|Series||Palgrave Studies in Third Sector Research|