Participatory planning and design

Research team
Sociologist, psychologist, and economist at CTU? That's right, and it could not be any other way. As social scientists, we help design solutions in the field of architecture, urban planning, technology, or services with a special emphasis on engaging target groups. In doing so, we always strive for user-friendly, innovative and sustainable solutions, taking into account the given context. We have an interdisciplinary workplace and are therefore able to work on complex projects.
We conduct field surveys to find out the attitudes and needs of the groups affected by the solutions proposed by our technical colleagues – whether it is a single building, a  a neighbourhood or more general strategic urban redevelopment projects. 
In recent years, our focus has evolved from sustainable andquality public construction, quality public spaces and proper management of resources to urban energy. As part of UCEEB, we are also actively involved in the interdisciplinary working group "Urban Innovation". 
We believe that not only advanced technologies are important for creating complex solutions, such as energy-plus neighbourhoods or energy communities. The involvement of interested parties or the description of social and organisational learning processes that produce similar projects are also key.

Our focus is in line with current trends and we want to expand our activities. Our goal is for environmentally friendly energy solutions for buildings, neighbourhoods, and entire cities to go hand in hand with social, administrative, and economic sustainability.
If you would like to learn more about our team, in particular:
  • if you are a local government representative and think about your community or city in the spirit described above,
  • if you come from the commercial sector and see an interesting business case for your activity in a similar way of thinking,
  • if you are a student or PhD student who would like to develop in similar directions together with us,

Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Main team activities

  • We cooperate with companies, municipalities and public contractors in three areas:
  • people and buildings,
  • people and cities,
  • people and innovation.

We use a Human Centered Design approach to do this. We bring the experience and needs of users into the projects and try to make use of them in the design of functional solutions.