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Designing a Municipality

Designing a Municipality

Year: 2014

Section: Design theory and practices

Editor: Miko Laakso, Kalevi Ekman

Author: Ulrik Jungersen (1), Poul Kyvsgaard Hansen (2)

Series: NordDESIGN

Institution: 1: Kolding Municipality, Denmark; 2: Aalborg University, Denmark

Section: Design theory and practices

Pages: 610-619

ISBN: 978-1-904670-58-2

Abstract

Can a municipality be designed? The municipality Kolding in the southern part of Denmark asked this question. The idea emerged as a response to a recognized need for new ways of branding and developing the municipality. It is an ongoing process that was kicked off in 2012 and this paper is therefore focusing primarily on the process of changing the perception of how to organize development in a municipality. The most important elements in transforming the whole development setup are described. Finally, a short case describing one of the significant results is included.

Keywords: Design thinking, social innovation, entrepreneurship

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