Digital solutions to foster participative design, planning and management of buildings, neighbourhoods and urban districts

Deadline: 21 January 2025

Expected outcome:

Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:

  • Greater engagement of representative groups of end users as well as citizens of the impacted urban context.
  • Increased acceptability and uptake of sustainable deep renovation solutions in the built environment.
  • Reduced energy and mobility
  • Increase in plans for climate neutral and sustainable, aesthetic and inclusive built environments with enhanced climate adaptation and resilience.
  • Enhanced climate change adaptation and resilience in built


The transition to a climate-neutral society requires that Europe’s building stock also beomes climate-neutral. At the same time, Europe’s building stock has to become climate resilient. This requires a comprehensive approach beyond individual buildings, namely at the level of neighborhoods or urban district. However, the decarbonisation of the built environment and its adaptation to a changing climate and to societal needs in terms of comfort, accessibility, inclusiveness, and aesthetics cannot happen without active participation of the buildings’ users and occupants, individual / collective property owners, and energy communities as beneficiaries of the value chain. Professionals, such as project developers, architects, engineers, building owners, planners and statutory authorities, require solutions that develop, analyse, model, visualise and present a multitude and complex set of information in such a way that facilitates such co-design processes. This topic focuses on the development of digital solutions for a stronger participation of end users, citizens and other relevant stakeholders in the design, planning and management of the renovation of existing buildings, neighbourhoods and / or districts.