Distributed Design and Urban Regeneration: Make Your City

T-factor, Hub-in and Centrinno contribute with an article on new approaches to city-making in a new publication by the Distributed Design project, funded by Creative Europe

Urban areas are covered by multiple layers of complexity. And the role of design as a discipline that can connect the dots between different disciplines to formulate new approaches to urban regeneration is becoming more and more clear. In collaboration with other Horizon 2020 projects HUB-IN and CENTRINNO, the T-factor team explores the subject in the new book This is Distributed Design, in an article titled Make Your City! Distributed Design and Urban Regeneration. 

Hub-IN promotes urban transformation and regeneration of historic urban areas using social innovation and entrepreneurship, while preserving the cultural and social values of historic areas. On the other hand, CENTRINNO aims to develop new approaches for the regeneration of industrial historic sites as creative and inclusive hubs. In this case, the project will deploy several pilots that explore how Fab Labs network can connect urban regeneration and distributed design.

You can read the article and access to the whole publication here. (pag. 82)

Distributed Design was born in 2017, co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union. The platform acts as a networking hub for the emerging field of distributed design, bringing together Fab Labs, cultural organizations, universities and maker spaces. 


As the team explains, distributed design is a novel approach to design which uses global connectivity in order to rethink how goods are made and deployed. Compared to mass production models, the platform provides a framework to innovate towards more sustainable, open, inclusive and collaborative practices.