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Co-creation of Alternative Futures Using Technologies of Geoinformation Structured in a Geodesign Method: Contributions to the State-of-the-Art

Emil Lanfranchi, Francesco Fonzino


Although community engagement is increasingly supported by the evolution of technologies which are becoming more accessible to a larger number of people, democratised planning practices are yet struggling to emerge and be included in common practices. Future approaches urgently need to be based on innovative and comprehensive action-oriented processes. The paper is a literature review that synthesises and gathers the bulk of the turning points which led to radical paradigm shifts for planners and designers. It illustrates various approaches based on technologies of geoinformation and web-based tools such as Geodesign, that can give support to opinion and decision-making processes of co-creation and co-design of alternative futures, while highlights potentials and critics, pushing towards more democratized practices in the real-world projects.



Co-creation; Geodesign; Collaborative Decision-making processes.

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