SubUrbanLab: D4.3 Urban Living Labs as arenas for co-creation in urban areas: Booklet presenting the main results and learnings of the SubUrbanLab-project

Maija Federley (Contributor), Riikka Holopainen, Philip Thörn, Gunilla Isgren, Ilari Seitsonen

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    Lessons learnt in SubUrbanLab-project
    • Encourage user engagement by addressing particularly noticeable sustainability challenges in the suburb. Allow people to express themselves on issues that already engage and interest them.
    • Encourage municipality engagement by taking into consideration the institutional and cultural preconditions: challenges of communication, collaboration, and coordination between departments may be more evident in public organizations compared to the private sector.
    • Confirm that the key stakeholders are familiar with the Urban Living Lab approach and are committed to its principles.
    • User-driven urban living labs primarily run by the residents may further strengthen residents’ feelings of inclusion and participation in the local society.
    • An enabler-driven urban living lab, run by the municipality, may increase the chances of sufficient resources but here the working methods of living labs need to be fully embraced and integrated into existing organizational routines.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages12
    Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2016
    MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study



    • co-creation
    • urban area
    • sustainability
    • citizen
    • engagement

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