Assessment of the suitability of different Urban Living Labs methods for different modernisation and social upgrading actions

Maija Federley, Anja Karsson

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Abstract

Urban Living Labs are development environments that integrate residents and other stakeholders to develop and test new solutions in their daily life. The users of the new services or solutions are active partners in the whole development process, which happens in the real urban context. Urban Living Labs utilize various co-design methods for understanding the needs, generating solution ideas, presenting ideas and evaluating the solutions in practice. In addition, citizen participation methods are used for participation in decision making and taking action. This report presents the Urban Living Lab methods used in the project. The aims, set-up and outcome of the methods are presented and suitability of the methods for the modernisation and social upgrading actions in the project is discussed. This report focuses, however, on the participatory methods separately. A more detailed evaluation and analysis of the living lab approach, its suitability and impacts, including also the utilisation and suitability of the used participatory methods as a part of it, is presented in project report 4.1/4.2 Evaluation of the Urban Living Labs in Alby and Peltosaari.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

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NameSubUrbanLab
PublisherEuropean ComissionSubUrbanLab
VolumeD2.2

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2016. 28 p. (SubUrbanLab, Vol. D2.2).

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