URBiNAT partners at Biopolis have produced a 3D digital mapping of URBiNAT intervention area. Tool designed for the benefit of residents, urban planners and other stakeholders involved in the co-creation of a Healthy Corridor in the district.
DIGITAL ENABLERS — January 7, 2022
[Digital Enablers] Unlocking Benefits from Digitalisation: Innovation, Business Growth and Prosperity in Perspective
The digital revolution makes a massive amount of information available at much greater speed than was previously thought possible, spanning technical specifications, market analysis, competitors, social dynamics, external events, etc. The implications are profound for corporations of all kinds, as well as for public institutions, academia, and civil society.
[Digital Enablers] Super Barrio: A video game to boost participatory design, available on Google Play
Developed as part of the URBiNAT project, SuperBARRIO is a video game that boosts participatory design processes. Designed as an open source video game for smartphones and tablets, it is a digital tool for architects and public entities to engage the citizens in the design of public space, to educate in sustainability and inclusiveness, and to collect data about the citizen’s needs, desires and proposals.
DIGITAL ENABLERS — October 11, 2021
[Digital Enablers📱] How TreeTalk and GreenTalk and contributing to a growing interest in urban nature trails
Extract from URBiNAT Deliverable 3.4. The TreeTalk site site has mapped more than 700.000 trees in London. During the lock down caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, it experienced a more than fifty-fold increase in visitors.
DIGITAL ENABLERS — June 15, 2021
[Digital Enablers] Digital enablers for citizen engagement and co-creation of NBS: Key takeaways for policy makers and city administration
In the recently-released URBiNAT report on digital enablers, "Portfolio of Purposes, Methods, Tools, and Content: Forming Digital Enablers of NBS" key takeaways for various stakeholder groups are outlined. We zoom in on a few implications and key takeaways for policymakers and city administration officials.
DIGITAL ENABLERS — May 20, 2021
Participation or Citizen Engagement are all too often presented as the go-to solutions to enable communities and cities to respond to the livelihood concerns of citizens. Yet a steady flow of studies and observers have pointed to associated downsides, and the risk that participation can lead to hollow or unsatisfactory outcomes.
DIGITAL ENABLERS — April 20, 2021
[Digital Enablers] Addressing opportunities and challenges in relation to co-creation, digital enablers and NBS
Digital enablers offer numerous advantages and opportunities to boost processes of co-creation involving citizens and other stakeholders. These include better access to sections of the population that are otherwise hard to reach, enhanced capacity for broad representativeness of neighbourhood populations in co-creation activities, and scope for targeting specific groups or individuals.
The use of digital enablers in URBiNAT cities and deprived urban areas is elaborated on in a newly-released URBiNAT report. The nine URBiNAT cities all use, or plan to use, digital enablers in the context of URBiNAT, and thus in relation to co-creation of NBS and Healthy corridors.