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From December 10 to 13 the CAPA.CITY winter school on participatory planning and learning collectives was organized in Roskilde. The winter school gathered PhD students, researchers and professionals from 9 countries with interdisciplinary backgrounds within participatory design and urban planning. Through experimental workshops the participants focused on the question on...

On a warm sunny day in June 2018 the first community festival, Viby Folkefest was held. The festival is part of a long-term experimental process with engagement of local residents in Viby with the aim to identify and envision re-uses of urban space. The festival was organized through a collaboration...

[caption id="attachment_6185" align="alignnone" width="597"] Photo credit: Claudia Adeath[/caption] Our first meeting with citizens in Hørve shows that committed and organized community work is an important component in revitalizing urban functions and meeting places around residental subdivisions in minor towns. A recently established civic centre has formed one of the backbones to foster...

[caption id="attachment_6180" align="alignnone" width="597"] Photo credit: Marianne Fogtmann[/caption] What makes up meaningful communities in smaller towns that are mostly made up by residential subdivisions? In Viby our first meetings with a community organization called Kulturcosmos have shown a group of citizens that are very concerned with revitalizing social functions around the town...