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UTILE includes local parties affected by the project – students, educational institutions, municipalities, and social and economic actors – to ensure a development of an umbrella of services that correspond to the needs presented by the student community.

UTILE aims to foster a co-developmental approach, i.e., to collaborate with local groups (mainly students and communities) in all of the stages of their development.

UTILE's development model offers an opportunity for post-secondary institutions and for the state to avoid certain inherent risks related to building development. UTILE is namely inspired by living coops in Quebec, but distinguishes itself in the following ways:

- A multistakeholder cooperative structure that takes into account student turnover and provides stability to the project through the presence of support members;
- A financially innovative approach outside of regular social housing funding programs;
- Asset management within a semi-centralized ownership structure.