Cooperative area development provides an alternative approach to developing in a time where working with large budgets and master plans is stagnating. It is an approach that revolves around doing business, building, sharing ideas, and doing work with others, together. It’s a change in the scale and working structure of development projects.
This goes against the idea of blue print planning with grand schemes; instead, it focuses on the small plot as the premise, making development smaller and therefore faster. Anyone who wants to take an active role can participate in the urban experiments and temporary redevelopment projects. Such instances take matters into their own hands to address their local problems, i.e.: housing build by and for collectives, live-work spaces, and small-scale developers that dare to create one of a kinds products.
Have a look at the European alternatives to the questions of development in our time.