About the project


©Andreas Wilde (Project Meeting 12/16 at Dresden)


U_CODE (Urban Collective Design Environment) will create an environment for urban co-design. Seizing the opportunity offered by emerging technologies to produce new forms of content and user engagement, U_CODE will design and develop a new kind of participatory platform that enables urban designers, architects, and developers to co-design and communicate their projects with the larger public.
U_CODE relates the H2020 work programme topic "ICT 19: Technologies for creative industries, social media and convergence" as it devises a new digital collaboration and communication platform for the creative industry.

Diagramm UCODE2

©U_CODE (Participants)

In the future, professional designers will design our cities in close cooperation with the citizenship. Departing from technocratic planning, the shaping of the urban realm will become a democratic process in which all civic stakeholders participate as co-creators and co-designers. From the very beginning of a project, citizen experts will contribute their experience, opinions, and ideas, and keep an active voice throughout the design and development process. Positive public commitment, constructive discussion and high identification with projects will result this new kind of co-creation.


Diagramm UCODE3

©U_CODE (Design and Communication Process)

The website will present the U_CODE vision, its objectives and approaches and the consortium. It will include a download package for the media. Over the course of the project, the website will reflect the achievements of the project and will be continuously updated with project documentation and links to other communications (e.g. published research articles). An event overview will disseminate information about upcoming events at which U_CODE results will be presented, such as talks and workshops. The website will be continuously updated for at least one year beyond the end of the project and maintained thereafter.

Duration: 02/2016 - 07/2019
Sponsor: Horizon 2020 - EU

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