Let’s talk about air!
We all need to breath clean air! Acting locally winning globally! Supporting decision makers in creating regional policies and legal acts thanks to using design thinking methods and tools.
BACKGROUND/HISTORY AND CONTEXT OF THE WORKSHOP
Air pollution is a significant threat to human health and the quality of life of millions
of people worldwide. Each city has creates its own unique way of facing the problem of air pollution and implements variety of tailored tools and instruments to improve the situation. Air pollution is also a significant and difficult challenge for Malopolska region. Krakow itself is highly ranked on the list of worst polluted cities all over the world. As it has so bad impact on the inhabitants, business and tourists, the situation has pushed regional authorities to take decisive activities to significantly lower the air pollution in the region.
MAIN AIM / OBJECTIVE
The main objective of the workshop is to gather different approaches and best
practices generated by living lab community representing different countries, cultural codes, objectives, environment and financial conditions. The workshop will focus on:
defining ideas or solutions coming from living lab community that could be
introduced to improve air pollution
developing new concepts that will include different perspective
collecting existing best practises
identifying and mapping overlaps
defining ideas that can be used during the Smogathon 2019 in Kraków
With this workshop we want to show how challenges in mobility, clean traffic zone
and effective information campaigns about air pollution can be dealt with the
involvement of creativity of varied participants. The results of the workshop will be
integrated in further activities of Krakow Living Lab during hackathon dedicated to
find out as many as possible products and services improving air pollution. Thanks
to a broad international audience we will gather inspiring best practises beyond the
Krakow Living Lab Team expects obtaining unique and inspiring know how and
practical hints how to deal with air pollution on the regional/local level. Thanks to
involvement of the wide ecosystem represented by living labs originating from the
quadruple helix and dozens of countries, KTP Team assumes to create a catalogue
of good practices that could be implemented in Krakow, Malopolska and Poland.
The participants of the workshops will benefit also as we will:
• Identify varied processes of involving inhabitants in decision making processes
• Create a catalogue of good practices from different countries
• Prepare a bank of possible solutions to improve air quality
BRIEF OUTLINE / METHODOLOGY
Based on the ideas identified by inhabitants of Malopolska region that took part in
the workshops and consultation meeting organised by Krakow Technology Park, we will invite participants to search for new innovative solutions of air pollution problem. The participants will be working in 4 thematic groups, each of the group will focus on its own challenge. Involvement of participants representing different culture, background, professions we will boost creativity and stimulate co-creative process.
If you find some time before coming to Thessaloniki, here above you will find some
useful link that will let get familiar with the situations on air pollution in Krakow and
Malopolska Region. But do not worry, if you won’t find enough time KTP Team will
have a short introductory presentation before we start working with you.
Agnieszka Włodarczyk-GebikProject Manager
Project manager with experience in public, private and financial sector. In her professional career she was responsible for launching new products, co-creation of regional investment climate for foreign businesses, product development and implementation for British leading FMCG retailer. Since 2013 works for Krakow Technology Park. Project coordinator for regional & international projects in the field of smart city, innovation and technology transfer. Graduated from the Jagiellonian University, post diploma studies in SME & regional development and Warsaw Banking Institute. Since May 2018 involved in H2020 project SISCODE, in frame of which she co-designed and co-facilitated national workshop on the topic of air pollution.