Urban and Territorial Renovation

DESIGNSCAPES (Building Capacity for Design enabled Innovation in Urban Environments) is a H2020 project with the main objectives to exploit the generative potential of urban environments in the highest possible number of European Cities, to encourage the uptake and further enhancement and up scaling of Design enabled Innovations by existing enterprises, start-up companies, public authorities and agencies, and other urban stakeholders.

The focus is on applying design tools and methods, since this offers a systematic approach to conceive user-driven innovations. DESIGNSCAPES aims to achieve a better uptake, further enhancement and up scaling, of Design-enabled Innovation in Europe, through direct financial support to flagship and innovation generating initiatives as well as a huge capacity building effort targeting multiple stakeholder groups (citizens, researchers, practitioners, innovators and policy makers). In doing so, the project will foster the linkages between research, policy and practice, while contributing in making Europe a global leader in the domain.