Urban PoLicy Innovation to address inequality with and for Future generaTions
UPLIFT will develop an innovative approach to urban policy design for reducing socio-economic inequalities. Traditional policies do not respond properly to the strategies and behaviours of vulnerable households and are less effective in reducing inequalities. UPLIFT aims to develop a Reflexive Policy Agenda through participatory co-creation: with the inclusion of vulnerable policy beneficiaries, the project will yield context-specific, flexible, adaptable policies, with appropriate feedback mechanisms.
In particular, UPLIFT addresses housing exclusion as one of the most evident forms of socio-economic inequality. Indeed, in the Amsterdam context accessing the housing market is increasingly challenging for young households. The project aims to understand how vulnerable young adults in Amsterdam adapt on a micro level to decreasing housing opportunities, increasing social inequality and narrowing social mobility. It aims to create a housing policy agenda which is able to incorporate these micro-level perspectives and coping strategies into its intervention logic through participatory co-creation.
|Grant amount:||€ 2.998.500|
Contribution to TU Delft: € 354.062
|Role TU Delft:||Project partner|
|Project duration:||January 2020 - December 2022|
|TU Delft researchers:||Dr. Joris Hoekstra|
Ir. Martina Gentili
Prof.dr.ir. Marja Elsinga
MRI, UTartu, Fundacion Deusto, Suppedito, CESIS, The Young Foundation, URBANPLUS, TARKI, ICLEI EURO, Uppsala Universiteit, De Key, AEYC, Ayuntamiento de Barakaldo, GAL Sepsi