What is co-creation, and how can it be used to begin transforming our neighbourhoods into more vibrant, livable spaces for all people who live, move, shop, attend schools and relax in them?
This interactive, self-paced course is aimed at practitioners in city administrations who want to initiate
and coordinate a co-creative process in one of their neighbourhoods. No
prior knowledge is required. It is available 24/7 for 4 weeks (2 September to 30 September 2019). Each week a new unit will become available.
Participants who successfully complete all course tasks will receive a Certificate of Completion.
We hope you enjoy the course, and look forward to hearing from you in the discussion forum!
Your course moderators
Tovaas, M.Sc. (Rupprecht Consult, Cologne, Germany)
is coordinating the
SUNRISE project together with her colleague Ralf Brand. Together, they're responsible for managing the 'co-implementation of solutions' phase in SUNRISE (Unit 5). She will also be moderating Unit 1: Getting started, Unit 2: Introduction to co-creation and Unit 7: Conclusion. Kristin has an
interdisciplinary background in
sustainability science, communication and system analysis, with a
specialisation in sustainable transport and urban development. She works
Rupprecht Consult coordinating EU-funded projects and conducting
research on sustainable, inclusive
Astrid Grossmann, M.Sc. (urbanista, Hamburg, Germany) is responsible for managing the 'co-identification of problems & co-validation of needs' phase in SUNRISE (Unit 3). Astrid has a background in urban planning with a specialisation in co-creation, innovative processes and urban mobility. She is a project leader at »urbanista«, a consultancy for urban strategies, urban research and participation. At urbanista we understand ourselves as co-creative designers and spatial researchers. Our aim is to help local actors to build their cases and projects on a broad public knowledge and engagement.
Lukas Franta, M.Sc. (TU Wien, Vienna, Austria) is responsible for managing the ‚co-development and co-selection‘ phase (Unit 4) and the process evaluation (Unit 6) in SUNRISE together with his colleague Nadine Haufe. He will be moderating Unit 4 and Unit 6 (process evaluation). Lukas has a background in urban planning and urban studies with a specialization in co-creation and participation in urban planning processes with a focus on urban mobility. He works at TU Wien (Vienna) providing consultancy and conducting research on participation in planning projects.
Damian Stantchev, PhD (Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland) is responsible for managing the 'co-assessment & co-evaluation' phase in SUNRISE together with his colleague Achille Fonzone, and focuses on impact assessment and evaluation in SUNRISE (Unit 6). Damian works as a Senior Research Fellow at Edinburgh Napier University. He has previous experience in the evaluation of sustainable mobility measures and have participated in a number of CIVITAS projects such as CAPITAL, PUSH&PULL and PROSPERITY.
Nadine Haufe, M.A. (TU Wien, Vienna, Austria) is responsible for managing the process evaluation in SUNRISE (Unit 6) and the ´co-development and co-selection phase in SUNRISE (Unit 4) together with her colleague Lukas Franta. Together, they are moderating Unit 4. In cooperation with the colleagues from Edinburgh Napier University, she is also moderating Unit 6. Nadine has a backround in environmental and communication sociology with a specialization in sustainable mobility behaviour, sustainability communication, participation and co-creation in planning processes. She works at the TU Wien (Vienna) providing consultancy and conducting research on sustainable consumption and communication in planning.