Challenges from Limassol

SUGAR team researcher, Andreas Tsestos, attended a public consultation meeting that took place in Limassol Town Hall on the evening of Wednesday 24th July 2019. The public consultation, organized by the Limassol Municipality was regarding the future use of a large plot in Enaerios. In what has been an overwhelming Read more…

Prototype Ready!

The SUGAR team concluded its third meeting at Harvard University in the USA from the 19th to the 25th of July 2019. The project team carried out a Design Thinking workshop in the Google Design Sprint format with participants from the internationally renowned Zofnass Program for Sustainability, our SUGAR international Read more…

SUGAR Hits First Milestone

On the 18th of June, SUGAR has held its consortium meeting with literature review presentations from the Cyprus University of Technology on the use of Augmented Reality for Public Participation and Urban Governance and from the University of Cyprus on Public Participation practice through creating a systematic taxonomy of methods Read more…

The 3 Degrees of Participation

‘Participation is a general concept covering different forms of decision-making by a number of involved groups’ (Wulz, 1986). Participatory design is based on five fundamental points. First, Politics in terms of people who are affected by a decision should have an opportunity to influence it, second, people in terms of Read more…

Innovation with SUGAR

For the last 3 to 4 decades, the concept of Participatory Planning as an approach of designing has been heavily incorporated in many disciplinary fields. This project investigates the role of participation as the process that users, and other stakeholders, are actively involved in the decision-making process through the approach Read more…