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Governance of Urban Sustainability Transitions: Advancing the role of living labs

European cities face a pressing challenge to provide economic prosperity and social cohesion while achieving environmental sustainability. In response, new ‘living labs’ – sites devised to design, test and learn from social and technical innovation in real time – are being formed. Individual cases have been studied, but limited work has been done to understand how they work across different national contexts and how we can scale-up their impact or share lessons across European cities. This project brings together leading European research partners and practitioners to investigate urban living labs and enhance their potential for contributing to sustainability transitions.

GUST produced a two minutes film with information on the project.
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GUST produced a second film with information on Urban Living Labs.
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During the Projects Meeting in Brussel on 14 October 2014, the projects of the first and second call presented themselves in a “cavalcade of projects” and with posters of the projects.


Budget: 1.429.939 EUR
Granted: 745.182 EUR

Duration of the project in months: 36


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Kes McGormick Kes McCormick
Lund University

E: kes.mccormick@iiiee.lu.se
T: +46 46 222 02 56
W: Lund University