The ASPIS project aims to stimulate dialogue between urban citizens and professional architects and planners, with a focus on the sustainability of public open spaces. To achieve this aim, innovative IT tools and methods are used, including gamesbased learning, web 2.0, podcasts, interactive forum, online discussion groups etc; while networking among different “actors” in the city is stimulated.
The project encourages critical thinking and the development of negotiation strategies through role playing and interactive communication, preparing both citizens and professionals for active public participation in urban planning. Learning is central to this effort, to establish a common understanding of the sustainability concept and sustainability criteria, and to make people aware of what is at stake when public open spaces are planned and designed.
Extracted from ASPIS