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Towards new forms of urban governance and city development: learning from URBan Experiments with Living Labs & City Labs

European cities face complex economic, social and environmental challenges. To address these challenges, cities seek new approaches. A currently popular approach is urban labs (Living Labs and City Labs), in which local governments engage in solving problems together with other stakeholders in urban development. However, clear guidelines are needed concerning types of problems for which urban labs are most suited and how urban labs can best be organized and integrated into formal local government organisations.

The URB@Exp project aims to develop such guidelines by reviewing experiences of urban labs, and conducting action research in urban labs in five European cities.


Projects Meeting

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:1.676.820 EUR
Granted: 1.367.066 EUR

Duration of the Project in  months: 36




Christian Scholl
Maastricht University


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René Kemp
Maastricht University









  • City of Maastricht
  • Lund University
  • Pantopicon
  • City of Antwerp
  • Malmö University
  • City of Malmö
  • Graz University
  • City of Graz
  • City of Leoben