Citizen centered design: Un progettare che mette al centro il cittadino

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Today architecture has to design for rapidly changing futures, in a citizen-centered way. That is, architecture needs to embrace meaningful design. Societal challenges ask for a new paradigm in city-making, which combines top-down public management with bottom-up social innovation to reach meaningful design. The biggest challenge is indeed to embrace a new collaborative attitude, a participatory approach, and to have the proper infrastructure that supports this social fabric. Participatory design and transition management are future-oriented, address people and institutions. Only through understanding people in context and the corresponding dynamics, one is able to design for liveable and sustainable urban environments, embracing the human scale.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-111
Number of pages5
JournalIn_Bo: ricerche e progetti per il territorio, la citta e l'architettura
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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