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 mcitizens and therefore difficult to change, and large groups may not even have access to ICT based 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.


SmarterLabs – improving anticipation and social inclusion in living labs for smart city governance
Duration: 2016–2019
Contact: Marc Dijk, Maastricht University
Budget: 1.141.927 EUR
Partners: 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 Brusselse Raad voor het Leefmilieu, City of Maastricht, Maastricht Bereikbaar, Grontmij, City of Graz, Pro Velo Ticino, City of Bellinzona


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