BACKGROUND/HISTORY AND CONTEXT OF THE WORKSHOP
This workshop will be convened as a part of UNaLab (www.unalab.eu) a Horizon 2020 project. The UNaLab project aims to develop smarter, more inclusive, more resilient and increasingly sustainable societies through innovative nature-based solutions (NBS). The UNaLab partners (including 10 municipalities, research, business and industry) commit to address the challenges that cities around the world are facing today, by focusing on climate and water related issues, within an innovative and citizen-driven paradigm. Within UNaLab project, we have developed a scientific framework for Urban Living Labs and this framework is contniusly developing by the help of feedback that we are collecting from the UNaLaB partners as well as other Living Lab experts.
MAIN AIM / OBJECTIVE
The ULL RoadMapping Toolkit workshop aims to bring together participants from the three front-runner cities, seven follower cities, as well as other Living Lab experts and participants of Open Living Lab Days conference who are interested in this field in order to further our knowledge on ULL framework and its key components; and at the same time to discover influential factors on setting up and running an ULL that we are not yet aware of them. The ULL framework has initially been developed according to the previous literature in the topic, and then has been iteratively refined based on the feedback received from the UNaLab cities in two workshops followed by an open ended questionnaire.
The participants will gain an in-depth knowledge of the ULL framework and its key components. This understanding can serve as a basis for the participants (including experts and city representatives) to know how to setup, govern, and manage their urban living labs and the factors influencing their innovations and development processes. The Urban Living Lab RoadMapping Toolkit will also enable the participants to answer questions such as who should be engaged and how, what methods should be applied to engage citizens, who starts the process, who is responsible to run the experimentation process, and how the governance model of an urban living lab should be structured.
BRIEF OUTLINE / METHODOLOGY
In this workshop, we will follow an interactive knowledge sharing approach across mixed groups of participants (City representatives, Living Lab experts, etc) that enables us to have creative conversations around different tables, by means of seven sets of cards to develop the road map, plan and timeline for an ULL.
The session begins by introducing ULL framework and its key components, followed by a discussion around different tables (4-8 persons per table) to develop the road map for their own ULL by using sets of cards representing the key components of an ULL (i.e., governance and management structure, financing models, urban context, nature-based solutions, partners and citizens, methods and finally ICT-infrastructure). Empty cards will also be available in all categories when necessary. The workshop ends by sharing insights of the different tables with the rest of the participants and reflecting on the results from all tables.
Anna StåhlbröstChair Professor
Anna Ståhlbröst is the Chair Professor in Information Systems at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. Her research interests focus on the possibilities and challenges with the ongoing digital transformation for people, organizations, and society. In particular, she is interested in the citizen perspective when digital service innovations are developed within the context of urban living labs for smart cities and regions. Her research is related to different application areas such as smart cities and regions, crowdsourcing, everyday use, and online privacy. Her research has been published in several international journals, conference proceedings, and books.
Abdolrasoul HabibipourPhD student
Rasoul is a PhD student at Luleå Tekniska Universitet (host organisation of Botnia Living Lab) where he is focusing on user engagement in Living Lab research, with a particular emphasis on users' motivations and needs. He is working on multiple projects as a Living Lab expert, end user support specialist, user engagement expert and test admin. His role in the UNALAB project focuses mainly on developing the Urban Living Lab framework and co-creation tools.
Junior Project Manager
Clara MafeJunior Project Manager
Clara is the Junior Project Manager at ENoLL. She supports project management and development activities for the ENoLL Living Lab community in the area of cities. As part of the UNaLab team, Clara is currently putting together our Urban Living Lab Toolkit and contributing in the development of the ULL Playground Game. Her work focuses on finding the best ways to engage citizens in the planning and development of more resilient and liveable places.
International Project Manager
Spela ZalokarInternational Project Manager
Spela Zalokar, is a Communications Officer and International Project Manager at ENoLL. As a project manager, she is working on the Urban Nature Labs (UNALAB) project in which she is focusing on the co-creation activities and the uptake of Urban Living Labs in several European cities. The game which will be played at the OpenLivingLab Days is a combination of several different areas of work within the project. Using the serious games approach, concepts dealt with in UNALAB (such as Urban Living Labs, co-creation tools and Nature-Based Solutions) are combined in an interesting and playful way and thus accessible to all types of audience.
International Project Manager
Ines VaittinenInternational Project Manager
Ines is an International Project Manager and Developer at ENoLL. She has completed her Master’s degree studies in International Design Business Management at Aalto University and also has a background in Architecture (BSc from Politecnico di Milano). Her international background includes studying and working across 6 different countries. Professionally she has experience from Corporate Innovation (eg. Design Thinking, Strategic Innovation) and project work on user-centered design solutions for corporate clients in the field of service design, experience design and behavior design. Ines is currently specializing in co-creation techniques, tools and methodologies. Her main responsibilities at ENoLL include project management of EU-MACS, iSCAPE and SISCODE projects, performing a task leading role in UNaLab project as well as support on the U4IOT project, while lending her design-focused expertise across the board of projects and activities at ENoLL. Ines is responsible for the Learning Lab, a tailored training programme as well as consultancy offerings to learn more about Living Labs.