How can we make public spaces real-time adaptive according to users’ needs?

Test-site Arena boulevard
Co-ReUS is a 2-year action-research project on responsive public space. The project takes place in the Chair of Urban Design by lector Frank Suurenbroek of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Amsterdam. Together with researchers from Digital Media and Creative Industry (DMCI) faculty and a broad consortium of: urban planners, interactive concept developers, and local stakeholders. Currently, the ArenA Boulevard is limited in its function, as it is mainly used as a passageway. Therefore, several spatial interactive interventions are in the preparation process in order to transform the public space into a vestibule conceived of an attractive living environment.

Research

The research includes the following sub-areas:

Urban planning

Urban planning

concept & design
Users

Users

people and motives
Pedestrian Movement Traces

Pedestrian Movement Traces

routes & space uses
Sensors

Sensors

technique and urban design
Mapping

Mapping

cameras and programming
Interventions

Interventions

test and measure

Co-Creation

Three types of SMEs bring together a broad range of perspectives and experiences in the project.

Consortium partners