Enhancing regeneration measures through social innovation and digital tools

GINNGER will advance in two areas of high relevance for built environments: social science and digital solutions, with an impact on energy, renovation, resources and mobility.

The project’s innovations will encompass all phases of a regeneration process, to ensure that the input and perspectives of the community are included from the initial idea generation to the final evaluation of the action.

Social innovation

GINNGER aims to create a positive social impact in neighbourhoods by implementing social innovation that can be summarised in three actions:

1. Inclusion, lasting behavioural change and capacity building

We will analyse and understand citizen capacities, as well as barriers and opportunities for inclusion and enduring behavioural change, to enhance citizen inclusion in participatory processes.

As the participatory process unfolds in pilot cities, the emphasis will shift towards facilitating enduring behavioural change and measuring related impact, addressing limitations of current practices and identifying opportunities for adopting new ones.

2. Co-Creation methodology

Our team will design a six-stage co-creation methodology to provide city authorities with more appropriate processes and ensure that the input and perspectives of the community are included from initial idea generation to the final evaluation of a regeneration action.

We will introduce the concept of the Green Neighbourhood Facilitator (GNF) who will lead efforts towards ecological transition, bringing together key stakeholders, resources, environments and ideas to develop a regeneration plan tailored to the needs and objectives of the community.

3. Regeneration actions catalogue

Implementing adaptation measures requires concrete answers to make cities more resilient to climate change. To promote the adoption of good practices through knowledge exchange, we will develop a regeneration actions catalogue.

The catalogue will include all the actions implemented within the project’s lifespan, while during the implementation of the co-creation methodology, it will be used to provide a framework to discuss current and future plans, generate new projects and foster individual actions among citizens.

Digital solutions

The co-creation methodology will be complemented by the GINNGER digital toolkit, a set of 13 digital tools for designing, planning and implementing regeneration plans. These digital solutions can be grouped into four key areas.


  • Forecasting module
  • Energy management tool
  • EC creation and operation
  • Flexibility marketplace

These solutions focus on improving energy efficiency to design and manage energy communities.


  • Digital twin tool
  • Air quality tool
  • SRI assessment

The digital solutions that are part of this group are aimed at improving the habitability and sustainability of buildings.


  • Local resources mapping
  • Urban mining potential
  • Circular value chains

These solutions optimise value chains to enhance the sustainable use of resources, including those from construction works.


  • SUMP tool
  • Smart Management system for public EV
  • E-mobily optimal planning tool

These solutions will help optimise the daily habits of citizens through the design of public spaces and mobility strategies.

Explore our cities

Discover how each pilot city uses the GINNGER digital tools to implement their regeneration actions.

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