Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Advancing urban living labs

Session: Annual Conference of the European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation, 7-10 June 2016, Lund, Sweden.

Convenors: Kes McCormick, Lea F├╝nfschilling, Annica Kronsell.

Urban living labs are proliferating across Europe as a means for testing innovations in buildings, transport and energy systems. They refer to sites devised to design, test and learn from social and technical innovation in real time. Despite the experimentation taking place on the ground, there is a lack of systematic learning across urban and national contexts. This track theme invites papers that address the design and development of urban living labs.
  • Papers that address the ways in which urban living labs are being planned and designed. 
  • Papers that address how, by whom and with what impact urban living labs are put into practice. 
  • Papers that address the processes through which urban living labs create an impact beyond their immediate domain. 
  • Papers that address the underlying challenge of how to learn from urban living labs and shape policies for urban innovation.
Submit abstracts through the conference website by Tuesday 8 March.

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