JPI Urban Europe
How to foster trust through public infrastructure?
Context of the challenge
Socio-cultural trends indicate a diminishing trust in various aspects of life. Understanding that no group of people can function sanely and effectively without reaching a certain trust threshold the challenging circumstances revealed themselves. There was a need to foster trust, especially between governing bodies and populus. At the same time integrating the new Bauhaus direction, youth activation, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlook. Not only to focus on one aspect of the challenge but also to transform it into an impact cities are seeking for. These actions took place in four European cities through the innovative model of living labs.
Analyzed and interpreted the socio-cultural trends about the phenomenon of trust.
Introduced a trust-making model as an updated approach to placemaking practices, fostering collaboration among stakeholders in urban transformation processes.
Developed spaces and tools for youth to actively participate in co-creating green infrastructure, enabling them to influence the design and development of urban spaces.
Integrate youth into Urban Living Labs, allowing them to actively participate and contribute to decision-making processes.
Implemented summer and winter schools to facilitate cross-sector collaboration among youth, professionals, and experts, promoting interdisciplinary cooperation and knowledge exchange.
Established guidelines outlining best practices for youth co-design and access to green infrastructures, ensuring their perspectives are integrated into urban planning.
for public service
Enhanced the capacities of public service providers to effectively incorporate youth perspectives into decision-making processes in urban transformation.