Innovative community-based method to empower inhabitants in envisioning their future equitable neighbourhoods
JUSThood for UIA World Congress of Architects 2023
JUSThood hosts a side event for the UIA World Congress of Architects, this year marked as ‘Sustainable Futures – Leave No One Behind’, happening in Copenhagen 2-6 July 2023
JUSThood method® is a game-based method positioned at the intersection of three topics – masterplanning, spatial equity and participatory futures.
JUSThood network is a network of hubs and JUSThood mentors in different countries who are trained in spatial equity and participatory futures approaches.
JUSThood index is a tool which can be used to measure spatial equity of urban places. It allows to quantify and operationalize spatial equity concept to bring it to the table with authorities.
main pillars of JUSThood methodology
Cooperation with community leaders
In the first phase, we work with community leaders to diagnose the neighbourhood area. In addition, the JUSThood mentor introduces the concept of spatial equity and importance of masterplanning. The goal is to leverage on and enhance the role of community leaders in the neighbourhoods.
Participatory futures workshops with residents
In the second phase, we conduct a participatory workshop with residents. The workshop methodology is based on design-driven approach and is conducted in the form of the game. The goal of the workshop is to create future scenarios of the neighbourhood based on the What-If questions, Persona and Urban Design cards.
In the third phase, the input of residents from the workshops is translated and developed into master plans. The goal is to democratise and make masterplans more accessible and visible to inhabitants.
sets for different spaces
Set for schools
Urban space is inhabited by the people of all gender, age, background. JUSThood helps to identify the needs of different users, map and plan interventions. We work with different urban scales:
- Public space
- Business plazas
Do you have an idea?
Do you have an idea or the need where JUSThood method can be applied? Write to us and we will develop a customizable approach for your space.
our expertise covers three broad areas in the built environment
Workshops and Training
- JUSThood method training and facilitation
- Masterplanning process
- Community engagement
Urban Design Projects
We provide mentorship to a variety of stakeholders to create more inclusive and creative urban spaces. Either with implementation of the JUSThood method, or with developing community engagement strategies we get input from participants (citizens, business, other stakeholders) to develop masterplans or strategies of urban areas.
Lectures and Public talks
We believe that spreading knowledge is key to shift paradigms in traditional thinking and planning. We conduct lectures for academic and non-academic institutions and organizations on the topics of Spatial Equity, Participatory Futures and Masterplanning process.
We develop strategies and facilitate processes for participation and community engagement across variety of urban projects.