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Visioning the future built environment

Workshop visioning the future built environment as part of Climate-KIC Summer School

  • Facilitators: Susie Brand-de Groot, Jan-Willem Hoftijzer, and Ricardo Mejia (ID Studio Lab, Delft University of Technology)
  • Participants: Ph.D.’s, postdocs, Master students and driven professional.
  • Place & Date: PlaySpace Rotterdam, July 8th, 2014.
  • Challenge

    Complex topics like urbanization and energy management need special commitment in unifying a common view, especially due to the amount of parties co-designing and co-producing products and services for its development. This requires collaboration across departments and partnering companies and is connected to problems of communication and concerted action between partners. Different parties need to develop a joint understanding, goals, and agenda.

    To create a set of alternative futures -to unify the vision of stakeholders- that cover many possibilities the technique called “scenario thinking” as a way of dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty is used from a strategic perspective.

    In a ten-hours-long workshop the attendees, guided by a group of facilitators, will explore diverse future scenarios of buildings and then will develop different kind of solutions regarding new low carbon technologies using a variety of creative techniques.