Project Result: Final webinars on the regeneration of large-scale Social Housing estates through Living Labs

SoHoLab, a JPI Urban Europe funded project within the ERA-NET Cofund Smart Urban Futures, is in its final stage and will be hosting three webinars this fall, 13, 20, 27 October 2020, to highlight project progresses and results.

The SoHoLab project was a 3-year research addressing resident involvement, local knowledge and stakeholder collaboration in the context of the regeneration of large-scale social estates. The project identified Urban Living Labs as potentially innovative approaches to launch open and collaborative processes in the policy context of urban regeneration. Considering multiple failures of so-called ‘participatory approaches’, the SoHolab tried to find out which tools and methods could be applied in order to more effectively open up the policy design and implementation phases for local voices, topics and concerns. By evaluating and developing Living Lab approaches in different contexts, the three research units involved focused on defining research and practice characteristics supporting more participatory regeneration processes. In this webinar series, we want to disseminate the knowledge acquired during three years of research, entering in
dialogue with similar practices, while addressing open questions and venues for further research.

Learn more about- and register to each webinar:

Webinar 1: In situ Applying ‘situated’ approaches, 13 October, 16:00 CEST

Webinar 2: Enabling spaces Promoting local and institutional empowerment, 20 October, 10:00 CEST

Webinar 3: Beyond commonplaces Spatial transformations based on changing lifestyles and new imaginaries, 27 October, 16:00 CEST




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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857160.