The Objective for the ISOCARP Institute is to develop a strategy for the analysis and interpretation of EU Urban Data. Under the umbrella of the so-called positive city exchange, (+CityxChange), which is a Horizon 2020 project funded by the EU.
We now seek to develop and if possible implement a strategy around citizen engagement, that would help Follower Cities (FC) kick start their Bold City Vision (Local strategy for Urban Sustainable Development). This strategy will reflect sustainable urban development and the inclusion of SDGs.
The end goal would be to provide ISOCARP with a strategy on how to engage with citizens and what to do with the data collected. This project has a large design component, in which we would like the PREMIUM students to engage in creative activities such as creating infographics and storytelling events for citizen engagement.
The ISOCARP Institute is the research spin-off of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP), based in The Hague/Netherlands. With over five decades of accumulated knowledge and expertise in urban and regional planning, ISOCARP as non-profit organisation with individual and institutional members in 85 countries worldwide, initiated the Institute as a Centre for Urban Excellence – a think tank empowering individuals, organisations and institutions to achieve better human settlements. The Institute’s core function is to conduct research and promote knowledge transfer, offer advice and short-term consultancy services, as well as design and deliver capacity building and continuing education programmes. The Institute is involved in several EU research projects, technical assistance globally, engaged in capacity building projects with international organisations, and more.