resilient & inclusive public transport

CO-CREATE – A Symposium on Collaborative and Creative Research and Planning Practices for Inclusive and Resilient City Regions in Europe

We warmly invite scholars from humanities and social sciences, urban planners, activists, artists, and practitioners to join us for the CO-CREATE Symposium. Over three days, we will create a platform for sharing best practices, experiences and challenges in collaborative and creative research and planning for more inclusive, resilient and equitable urban regions.

The symposium aims to facilitate learning across disciplines, practices and regions, and to create an interactive event where we can address key issues in planning and research practice, increasingly shaped by calls for more participatory approaches, the need to translate research for wider audiences and policy-making, and the growing popularity of Urban Living Labs.

This includes exploring formats for connecting Living Labs across policy areas and different geographical, social and political contexts. We will discuss the role of citizens, social movements, activists and artists in collaborative processes, to move inclusive research and planning beyond shallow citizen and stakeholder engagement, and discuss sustainable and inclusive formats for doing so. The workshop will also offer opportunities to explore creative methods for inclusive practice. As collaborating with different actors and translating research results into public formats is often challenged by finding a common language and frame of reference, we will reflect on different creative methods (e.g. visual data, sketches, games, posters, mapping or games) to improve the dialogue between researchers, policymakers and citizens.

We invite interested participants to submit a proposal to participate in their preferred format, be it a paper presentation, a panel discussion, a workshop, an excursion or any other format to go beyond just talking about collaborative practices and to co-create the event itself. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Co-Creating inclusive urban policies (e.g. housing, transport or environment)
  • Collaborative and creative engagement with multiple stakeholders
  • Challenges and opportunities in researching and working with social movements and activists 
  • (Urban) Living Labs: Insights, challenges, and best practices
  • Visual and artistic methods for research and planning
  • Reach your audience: Creative ways to disseminate research results beyond academia
  • Municipal challenges in collaborative processes
  • Community engagement strategies for inclusive planning
  • Resilient cities through inclusion and co-creation
  • Urban Justice as an interdisciplinary and collaborative project

This is an in-person event only. Participation is free of charge. Coffee breaks, all lunches and a dinner will be provided for registered participants.

Please submit a proposal for your participation (max. 500 words) by Sunday, 03 March 2024. Confirmation of participation will be sent by 15 March 2024.

If you have any questions or queries, you may submit them through the form.

This event is financially supported by the Tallinn University School of Humanities and the CARIN-PT project funded by JPI Urban Europe research and innovation program under grant agreement No 101003758.