Method for tackling city challenges

2019 - 2020
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5 minuts

A tool to respond to city challenges collaboratively

Coboi lab is a relational space, knowledge, and prototyping to face social challenges collaboratively in the territory.

To fulfill this role, Coboi lab has worked during 2019 and 2020 to conceptualize and design a transverse and transferable method that guides the processes of design, prototype and test innovative solutions that respond to complex challenges, always from a collaborative and multi-actor approach.

Coboi lab has been supported by the Barcelona Provincial Council to investigate existing methodologies in the field of social innovation (theoretical perspective) while analysing and collecting the entire process that the City of Sant Boi has carried out to respond to specific city challenges (practical perspective).

In parallel, this entire process has also allowed for more depth to be understood and validated the role played by new public instruments such as social innovation laboratories to respond to the challenges of the territory from a more systemic perspective.

WORKFLOW

 

PHASE 1: OBSERVATION
We begin with the Observation phase, in which we define a city challenge from a problem in the territory, and we look at the ability to solve it collaboratively. This first phase is key to establishing clear foundations and increasing the chances of success of the whole process.

 

observation

 

 

PHASE 2: EXPLORATION
During the Exploration phase, we identify and integrate the different perspectives and interests of the actors involved in the city challenge to unify priorities and define a shared vision.

 

exploration

 

 

PHASE 3: ACTION PLAN
During the Action Plan phase, we started to develop and design collaborative actions for each defined axis of action, which will bring us closer to the shared vision of the future.

 

action plan

 

 

PHASE 4: IMPLEMENTATION
During the implementation phase, we designed prototypes of the prioritized actions and planned their subsequent implementation. We also collectively decide how to measure the results, monitor and evaluate the impact of the implemented actions.

 

implementation

 

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For more information or for any query related to this tool, do not hesitate to contact us in coboilab@santboi.cat

 


With the support of:

GeneralitatSocFons-social-europeo