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Bento / Collaborative city planning


Until 2030 more than 60% of the world’s population will live in increasingly crowded cities. Loss of biodiversity and bad air quality are a direct consequence to that, among other negative effects on life quality.We believe that it is a community effort to combat those changes and that there is a need for a transparent and inclusive way to create a greener city.
Bento includes modular greenery and a digital platform that encourages citizens and professionals, like urban planners and researchers, to get informed and be involved in shaping the cityscape. Through this we can leverage everyone’s expertise in a more democratic and efficient way.


Umeå Institute of Design

Umeå Institute of Design
Umeå, Sweden

Birnur Sahin,
Umeå Institute of Design

Manuel Hess,
Umeå Institute of Design