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The ‘Smart City Living Lab’ is an emerging approach in European cities. It brings
together citizens, policymakers, businesses, and researchers to test smart, ICT-based
solutions to urban problems in real-life contexts. However, for urban mobility
problems, solutions that ‘work’ in the particular reality of a Living Lab may not be
adopted at a large scale. Urban infrastructure is interwoven with the daily lives of citizens
and therefore difficult to change, and large groups may not even have access
to ICTbased solutions. The SmarterLabs project develops a novel approach that anticipates
such problems in upscaling, and tests the approach through smart mobility
Living Lab experiments in four cities: Bellinzona, Brussels, Graz and Maastricht.



Dr. Ir. Marc Dijk
Maastricht University


  • Maastricht University
  • University of Graz – RCE Graz-Styria
  • University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research Bral vzw – Brusselse Raad voor het Leefmilieu
  • City of Maastricht
  • Maastricht Bereikbaar
  • Grontmij
  • Stadt Graz
  • Pro Velo Ticino
  • Città di Bellinzona