Two month project in Dublin to find "The Hidden Potential of Place’ in Clongriffin, Dublin.
There was no breif - just a participatory design process involving 17 designers and 100s of local residents.
It resulted in 5 projects.
Mainly, just check out the video.
My summary comments is that the ideas of Designing Dublin 1.0 that got up were not on offs. They were 'tubes' to get community energy together, allowing them to create projects.
The upside of this, if it works, is that it's lasting. The downside of this is if it doesn't work, you don't have anything to show for all the effort (where as with single, one shot projects, you get the outcome of the project).
A bit like openIDEO, the success isn't in the winning concepts, the success is in the 'realisation'. In this regard, it is hard to find success of these projects on the website.
Still, perhaps the best outcome is a lasting collaborative link between the community and the council (or at least that's what is claimed). If you get the community to help choose a project then they'll be engaged to keep it going.
There is a Designing Dublin 2.0 underway.
Whether or not this worked, I think the model appears good and could be something to build on.