Co-design - also known as participatory planning - is an approach to building active, livable, more accessible, democratic and inclusive cities and communities. Co-design is based on the belief that bringing together citizens’ knowledge with the expertise of professional architects, planners and designers leads to stronger and more durable planning outcomes.
This course aims to provide basic understanding of the importance of engaging the community and future users in the design process from the very beginning in a way of adding different perspectives towards more intelligent, resilient and inclusive projects. In addition, the course seeks to demonstrate how inclusive participation in the design of cities contributes positively to the health, safety and well-being of both habitats and citizens and how this practice is related to the SDGs. As a participant, you will leave with a clear idea of how participative planning starts off from the necessity of generating sustained alternative habitats in parallel to the democratization of the design process. You will also be able to critically reflect on opportunities and challenges arising from such a process.
Bibiana Pinto is an expert in citizen participation processes focusing on co-creating mechanisms for just, inclusive and sustainable cities. She has contributed to the design of urban gardens in Berlin and worked for projects and start-ups in developing communication spaces with the aim of improving quality of life and welfare of citizens. Bibiana puts much emphasis on lifelong learning and has recently completed a certificate in environmental management with agile methodology processes.
"Change by Design" is where innovation meets practicality. This series goes beyond fulfilling CEU requirements; it's about integrating resilience in your designs so your forward-thinking projects stand out for addressing today's most pressing challenges and satisfying a market that demands it.
Why 'Change by Design'? Because it's where your expertise meets the pressing need for a built environment that stands the test of time and nature. It's where you gain CE credits and a competitive edge in a market that values foresight and responsibility. Each session is an actionable step towards mastering economically viable and environmentally sound designs.
Join a community that does not follow trends but sets them by delivering architectural solutions that meet today's needs and anticipate tomorrow's challenges.
Ready to elevate your practice? Secure your spot in a series that promises resilience amid fragility: "Building Resilience in Design and Architecture: Global Perspectives, Local Solutions." with Omar Degan, Principal, Do Architecture Group (live and on-demand).