Entrepreneurial Neighborhood Planning Based on Multi-Stakeholders Co-Creation

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Recently, promoting the transformation of old residential neighborhoods from living areas into vibrant communities becomes a new topic in the urban planning field. Researchers and practitioners explored top-down and bottom-up social innovation approaches like community-based planning to converge creative talents, activate entrepreneurial opportunities and renew such areas. However, there are still some confusion about mechanisms or methods to facilitate various roles of participators forming creative neighborhood for collaboration. In response to the problem, this study proposes the research question is how to plan and design entrepreneurial neighborhood based on locality and the contributions from multi-stakeholder collaborations. Action Research (AR) is the main research method in this study, research findings could be put forward through the framework which combines the typical AR cycle and localized context: 1) Problem formulation based on related works; 2) Investigation including expert interview, participatory observation, and environmental quality data; 3) Implementation and actions based on the case of NICE 2035 Living Line. 4) Reflection and iteration for theoretical outputs through feedbacks analysis like participators satisfaction, built space assessment or environmental experience; 5) Conclusion which responds research questions mentioned above.
Entrepreneurial Neighborhood, Urban Renewal and Planning, Action Research, Social Innovation