C3PLACES

Overview

C3PLACES aims at developing strategies and tools to increase the quality of public open spaces (squares, parks, green spaces) through Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by influencing positively co-creation and social cohesion effects. In the last decades ICT have grown into an important social medium. People build and maintain the relationships through various social media, and increasingly this affects the way they organise their everyday lives and how they use the city and its spaces. Yet, diversity of public open spaces remains critical for cultural identity development, as they provide important gathering points in the urban fabric and offer the place for interactions among generations and ethnicities. People of all ages still need contact with nature and with other people, to develop different life skills, values and attitudes, to be healthy, satisfied with their lives and environmentally responsible. C3PLACES will generate knowledge and know-how for a co-creation approach to be used to merge the use of ICT with these essential functions of the public spaces. It will explore the new dynamics of open spaces as a trusted service for community and expand our understanding on how mediated public open spaces function, paying attention to stakeholders, local context and different social groups. Using ICT and co-creating with users, C3PLACES will also expand our knowledge on meeting emerging citizens’ needs about the future public space.

C3Places websites

Funding

JPI UrbanEurope (FCT/PT, MIUR/IT, RCL/LT, FWO/BE, ARRS/SI)

Partners

UL/CeiED – Universidade Lusófona, Cooperacy Association, LNEC – National Laboratory of Civil Engineering, Mykolas Romeris University, Ghent University, University of Milan, Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia

Researchers

  • Carlos Smaniotto Costa
  • Diogo Mateus
  • Filipa Lourenço
  • Inês Almeida
  • Joana Batista

Publications

c3places.eu/publications

Dates

01.05.2017 – 30.04.2020

Duration

36 Months