- # Technology
- # Social
- # Environment
Building governance capacities is one of the biggest necessities of our time. Critical population growth, urbanisation and demands on resources that exceed Earth’s bio-capacity urge for the development of new ways of communicating urban issues capable to diffuse knowledge and inspire responsibility among citizens. We need a regulation that controls less and thinks better.
According to Practice Theory, emergence of new [social] practice requires meaning, materials, and competences. Therefore, unless a citizen appreciates meaning and becomes competent with the material, he/she will not be able to participate in sustainable planning and architecture. The Future Architect is capable to bridge the gap between citizens and planning through the use of design thinking. Thus, public involvement in urban challenges becomes an approachable everyday activity for ‘ordinary’ people.