Many initiatives around the world have lately focused on ways to improve the urban environment through the actions of their inhabitants, be it in designing, building, or managing projects. Open-source urbanism is a collaborative approach that seeks to enhance the citizens' capacity for change.
An in-depth look at the concept of open-source urbanism is happening nowadays, and one can find many different definitions and approaches to it. But overall, open-source urbanism can be defined as the co-production of open-source common urban assets.
To collectively create urban spaces, open-source urbanism initiatives must collect and share information, maps, guides, and insights acquired from previous projects. Through information technology (IT) platforms, the content can not only be made available to everyone but can also be developed collectively, following the very concept of open-source software.