Project

SubUrbanLab

Coordinating Country

Budget:
1.010.000
Duration:
2013–2016

Project Description

Social uplifting and modernization

The overall aim of this project is to examine how suburbs in less valued areas can be
modernised and socially uplifted by working together with the residents and other
stakeholders. In this way these suburbs can be turned into more attractive,
sustainable and economically viable urban areas. The project sets up urban living
labs in two less valued suburbs in Sweden and Finland as a means to develop new
forms of involving the residents and stakeholders in an urban context.

Results and expected impact
The main results were 1) Boundary conditions and key success factors for urban
living labs, 2) Increased sustainability in the suburbs included in the project through
Urban Living Labs and 3) Assessment of potential for the implemented actions and
the co-creation methods to be up-scaled across Europe. The booklet “Urban Living
Labs as arenas for co-creation in urban areas” presents the success factors of urban
living labs including the lessons learned during the project to encourage also other
cities and municipalities to follow.

The booklet also emphasizes the added value and benefits to be gained through
collaboration. The target groups of the booklet are e.g. organizations who want
to start and lead urban living labs in connection to modernization and uplifting
actions.

Download
Urban Living Labs as arenas for co-creation in urban areas (Report)

Contact persons

Riikka Holopainen
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. (FI)
T: +358 40 571 0364

Partners

Botkyrka Municipality (SE)

City of Riihimäki (FI)

IVL Swedish Environmental Research institute (SE)

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. (FI)

Thematic project categories

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