Developing a Creative Tool as a Step Towards Strong Sustainable Urban Design

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Nanna Kruse Winther
  • Andreea Toma
  • Federico Moises Ulloa Saenz
4. Term, Sustainable Design (M.SC) (Master Programme)
Cities will always face many challenges, both today and in the future. In order for cities to face these challenges in an inclusive way, it is important that all Citizens, be them future or present, human or non-human, are taken into account. Within this report we provide a way to include multiple types of citizens in the planning process in hope of answering the challenges in a proactive way. During the research for this report it was identified that Frederiksberg Municipality is pursuing a sustainable agenda however its carbon lock-in on car-based mobility is stopping it from reaching it adequately. By looking into the distribution of space within the city our investigation identified that it’s at risk of becoming a tragedy of the commons. This report combines information provided by Frederiksberg Municipality, collected from interviews and observed in situm. The information collected provided the base to use different tools like an affinity diagram, a morphology chart, SCOT map, visions and scenarios. This was all used to analyze how the development of public spaces can vary greatly depending on who the planners choose to include in their process. To do this the report shows how a possible closure can be reached by relevant social groups around an artefact by using SCOT proactively combining it with agonistic design to develop the Square behind the Town Hall. The final product of this project is a tool designed to assist planners in their planning process by making them identify the needs and problems of actors and relevant social groups that support a strong sustainable agenda in relation to the Square behind the Town Hall.
LanguageEnglish
Publication date3 Jun 2021
Number of pages103
External collaboratorFrederiksberg Municipality
Lene Stolpe Meyer leme03@frederiksberg.dk
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