Friday, 6 October 2017

GUST in the news

Read all about the GUST handbook on urban living labs and the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Sustainable Cities that features the GUST project and contains films and readings on urban living labs. JPI Urban Europe reports here.

Monday, 11 September 2017

GUST presents at VINNOVA

Kes McCormick, the GUST project coordinator, presented key findings on urban living labs at a workshop at VINNOVA - Swedish Innovation Agency. The event was organized at the VINNOVA offices in Stockholm, Sweden on 11 September 2017. The occasion was another opportunity to share the GUST handbook and talk about the relevance of the research for the Swedish innovation system.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

GUST presents key findings on urban living labs

The GUST project organised a final event at the IST (International Sustainability Transitions) conference in Gothenburg, Sweden. It was a dialogue session on advancing urban living labs with presentations on the key findings from the GUST project. It was an opportunity to bring together the GUST team and open up discussions with a diverse audience.

Introduction to GUST – Kes McCormick

Characteristics and examples of urban living labs – Yuliya Voytenko

Typology of urban living labs – Harriet Bulkeley

Role of municipalities in urban living labs – Annica Kronsell

Urban living labs and transformative change – Timo von Wirth

Resilience and urban living labs – Lars Coenen







Sunday, 18 June 2017

Urban Living Labs Handbook

There is a growing trend to involve citizens in city development to make urban areas more sustainable and livable. The urban living labs approach offers a way to foster new collaborative, trans-disciplinary ways of thinking in urban planning and development, and provides a real-world testing ground for urban innovation and transformation. This handbook aims to bring open innovation and co-creation to urban policy makers and change agents in Europe and beyond, by offering an introduction into the basic concepts and principles of urban living labs. In addition, this handbook provides examples of good practices and guidance on the design, operation and evaluation of urban livings labs.


Wednesday, 7 June 2017

GUST in Australia

Prof. Lars Coenen from the GUST project presented at an event organised by the Australian Living Labs Innovation Network in Brisbane, Australia. The event attracted participants from a range of sectors. Prof. Lars Coenen is based at Melbourne University and remains connected with Lund University. He talked about the type of innovation in urban living labs and the typology developed by the GUST project.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Yuliya Voytenko presents GUST in Brussels

Yuliya Voytenko presented the GUST project on 29 May 2017 in Brussels, Belgium at the JPI Urban Europe policy meeting.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Learning from Infra-Labs

Infra-Labs are research activities that establish a collaborative process of conducting in-situ analysis and collecting data from those involved in or affected by urban strategies or community initiatives. The GUST project organized 3 Infra-Labs in Lund (Sweden), Graz (Austria), and Newcastle (UK) to investigate the workings of urban living labs.

Infra-Labs are about bringing contrasting views of the stakeholders into dialogues that allow voices and elements within any research setting to be made more visible. The approach is an innovative methodology, which allows in-depth reflection and critical engagement. The GUST project developed a policy brief that presents the main lessons from 3 Infra-Labs.