Dissemination and Communication Plan for Period 1, including U_CODE Public Website v1 PDF file icon

It is the aim of U_CODE to communicate and disseminate project results as widely as possible, targeting several important audiences, including end-users of the space being designed, professionals in urban design across Europe, public authorities but also academia and the broader public. Several communication and dissemination activities are described in this document including a brief description of the first version of the U_CODE public website.

Survey on Co-design methodologies in urban design (initial version) PDF file icon

Deliverable 2.1, "Survey on co-design methodologies in urban design (initial version)" is about:

  1. establishing a deeper understanding of the dynamics of Co-Creation processes;
  2. reviewing existing community-based tools and methods with a special focus on
  3. game-based approaches;
  4. providing insight in the impact of cultural differences and legal frameworks within different European countries.

This report (and its sub studies) cover this broad spectrum of topics and additionally aims to provide already some initial guidelines and requirements for the U_CODE designers and developers. Research methods and analysis include literature research, reviews, expert interviews, systematic internet research, case studies and discussions within the U_CODE team.

Data Management Plan D1.3 (D4) PDF file icon

In this report the initial Data Management Plan (DMP) for the U_CODE project is presented. The report outlines how research data will be handled during and after the project duration. It describes what data will be collected, processed or generated with which methodologies and standards, whether and how this data will be shared or made open, and how it will be curated and preserved.

The Data Management Plan (DMP) describes the data management life cycle for all data sets. The purpose of the DMP is to provide an analysis of the main elements of the data management policy that will be used in U_CODE with regard to all data sets that will be generated by the project. The data collected and generated by the different U_CODE partners will have multiple formats. In general four different types are generated and processed 1.) text based data, 2.) visual based data sets, 3.) models, and 4.) software / source code data sets.


Co-Design workshop in Dresden

On November 11 2016, a co-design workshop with representatives of the Urban Planning department of Dresden city and local real estate developer / project managers, TUD Knowledge Architecture Lab and TUD Media Center was held at TU Dresden. The purpose of the workshop was to line out potential workflows and interaction processes for participatory urban design.


U_CODE-article in the BIM Magazine
"I code, u_code, we code - massive civic participation in urban planning"

Cover of BIM Magazine November 2016We all have seen this on TV: citizens stand up outraged on the streets, blocking bulldozers from doing their work. Construction work is stopped by citizens who believe they need to protect their city and their interests. But protect against whom? All regulatory procedures have been completed. Planning procedures, public disclosure, a period to hear opposing arguments, a consultation procedure. Who ever wanted to could have a say! But often, there is just silence between urban planners and the public. This is not only potentially disastrous for the contractors involved, but also for the taxpayer who funds the project.

This U_CODE-article in the BIM Magazine gives a general overview of U_CODE and puts it into the context of BIM. The original version is in german and will be published in Nov. 2016. Buy and download (print or pdf) at


Wiki for the project "Urban Collective Design Environment" (U_CODE)

WikiMedia IconThis Wiki was put on for the project U_CODE to create and capture knowledge in as much as possible collaborative ways and to establish common knowledge and idea bases. The Wiki is not supposed to be a public one.


PanEuropean Networks Publications (August 2016, issue 19, page 182)
"The U_CODE Project introduces a new tool for citizen communication and co-creation in urban design"

Cover of PanEuropean Networks Publication Issue 19In the future, professional designers will design cities in close co-operation with the citizenship. Beyond technocratic planning, the shaping of our urban realm will become a democratic process in which civic stakeholders participate as co-creators and co-designers. From the beginning of a project, citizen experts will contribute their experience, opinions and ideas, and keep an active voice throughout the design and development process. Positive public commitment, constructive discussion, and high identification with projects will emerge from this new form of co-creation.