CAPA.CITY will develop a theoretical and operational framework to support the building of collective capabilities to create smart and robust urban ecosystems.

Collective capabilities refer to the ability of a collective – consisting of citizens, businesses, NGO’s and institutes- to meet a set of predefined objectives. The point of departure is that building these capabilities is a process of joint learning. For this reason, CAPA.CITY proposes to experiment with three location-based experiential learning methods, namely telling, envisioning and making, in order to initiate capacity building processes in six residential subdivisions located in Belgium, Denmark and France.


CAPA.CITY – Building capacity to transform existing residential subdivisions into smart and robust urban ecosystems
Duration: 2017–2019
Contact: Prof. Oswald Devisch, Hasselt University
Budget: 472.000 EUR
Partners: Hasselt University, Intrastructures, Roskilde University, GivRum, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Marseille, In Vivo




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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857160.