Integrating communities of practice from URBiNAT cities
14.00 – 15.30, 3 September
The aim is to expand our CoP which has organized several webinars since the last OLLD. The objective is to facilitate distributed discussions across seven URBiNAT cities plus invited city living labs.
We represent the European Nature-based solutions (NBS) project URBiNAT.
URBiNAT focuses on the regeneration and integration of deprived social housing urban developments through an innovative and inclusive catalogue of NBS, ensuring sustainability and mobilising forces for social cohesion. Interventions focus on the public space to co-create with citizens new urban, social and nature-based relations within and between different districts. Taking the full physical, mental and social well-being of citizens as its main goal, URBiNAT aims to co-diagnose, co-plan, co-design, co-implement and co-evaluate healthy corridor as an innovative and flexible NBS, which itself integrates a large number of micro NBS emerging from community-driven design processes. The project co-creates healthy corridor living labs in Nantes, Porto, Sofia, Siena, Nova Gorica, Brussels and Høje-Taastrup as well as working with cities in other countries. URBiNAT is already coping with limitations due to the pandemic crisis, and will demonstrate the combination of both in-person and virtual interaction which we believe is line with the theme “Connecting people & technology towards a citizen centred digital future”.
We hope to evolve the CoP perspective both locally in each of the participating cities up until the start of the OLLD workshop and bring this into a wider discussion as cases with different living lab contexts and technological conditions. This we hope will enrich the discussion and focus the contributions in terms of solutions on the actual problems experienced in each of the cities.
The outcomes of the workshop will be very specific joint initiatives to be co-designed, co-developed and co-implemented following the workshop. The object of the workshop could be as simple as co-creating a “snake” of decorated stones along paths through participating city parks. As such it most likely will require additional online and physical meetings to bring the project to full implementation. The further co-creative processes will be further integrated into the living labs and healthy corridor establishment during the URBiNAT project.
This should also lead to the establishment of a wider community of practice that will allow workshop participants and other interested persons to exchange experiences and conduct further joint project under the umbrella of URBiNAT and/or in via external collaborative activities at least for the rest of its duration (until 2023). We are clustering with other sister projects around co-creation of nature based solutions, who could also join this initiative. Furthermore, participants will walk away with knowledge of healthy corridor living lab activities in seven cities in Europe.
BRIEF OUTLINE / METHODOLOGY
The preceding workshop will conduct a co-creative process with challenge being defined ahead of the workshop with the participating cities. We will use a design thinking approach to understand the problem in the contexts of cities. Then define the specific problem and ideation and testing with the city groups followed by a final voting on the top three solutions to be further validated in experiments. The total event will take a full day, but the online workshop during OLLD will be limited to 1.5 hours at the end of the full day. Examples of tools we may use: Zoom, Mentimeter or Miro. There will be a City exchange prior to OLLD workshop with a physical and online workshop. This will lead to definition of experiments but also challenges for the OLLD workshop to address.
OLLD Online Workshop
10 min – Introduction to the work carried out at city level and the problem examined. 20 min – Presentation of experiments designed at city level and question to be addressed by the wider crowd presented by each of the participating cities.
45 min – Idea development using MIRO tool in break-out groups for each Question selected. 15 min – Summary of findings from MIRO idea maps and conclusions.
All persons interested in co-creation in living labs whether citizens, researchers, businesses or municipality representatives or consultants, will find this workshop relevant and valuable.
MAX NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
Vice-director of HEI-LAB Research center - digital Human-Environment Interaction Lab / ULHT
Americo MateusVice-director of HEI-LAB Research center - digital Human-Environment Interaction Lab / ULHT
Lecturer at ULHT and ISMAT - Portimão, Head of Research at Design Lusófona, Author of IDEAS(R)EVOLUTION - a co-creative way of thinking innovation. Author and co-author of more than 38 scientific articles, published and presented internationally. Keynote speaker in several international conferences about, Creativity, Design, Marketing, Branding and Innovation. Main Scientific responsible of several implementation projects of IDEAS(R)EVOLUTION methodology case studies, such as: ALVITO territorial innovation and branding strategy, OESTE ATIVO innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in OESTE region Portugal, CALDAS DA RAINHA territorial innovation and branding strategy, CULTURA AVIEIRA Social innovation project, TWINTEX brand innovation for manufacturer SMEs, UCIP user-centered innovation program for Inovcity smart grid EDP in Évora, Group IMPRESA - Design Thinking Training. Expert in international research project S3C smart customer, smart consumer, smart citizen regarding co-creation in energy-efficient consumption. Research member at URBINAT h2020 project. PhD on Management - combining Management, creativity, design and Marketing.
Nathalie Nunes - Nathalie is French and Portuguese, researcher at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra (Portugal), and currently member of the co-coordination team of URBiNAT (H2020 project). She graduated in international and European law (University of Paris Nanterre, France), and holds a research master's degree in international and European law of fundamental rights (University of Nantes, France). PhD candidate in sociology of law at the University of Coimbra, her thesis project is on the 2005 urban uprisings in the French suburbs. Nathalie gained international experience in Cape Verde and Brazil, and collaborated as a professional and a volunteer with organizations promoting and defending human rights, children's rights and the environment.
Senior Advisor, IKED - International Organisation for Enterprise Development
Ingrid AnderssonSenior Advisor, IKED - International Organisation for Enterprise Development
Ms Ingrid Andersson, EMBA, HEC Paris, with a major in Differentiation and Innovation through Services. Her research focuses on community engagement and digital society, business development and women entrepreneurship. Her major current engagements include citizen engagement in support of nature-based solutions in URBiNAT coupled with “learn-for-life”, a novel holistic behavioral-change methodology developed in collaboration with researchers at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and King’s College in London. Other current projects include “JUMP”, a behavior-based health promotion program targeting primary schools, and a project on capacity-building in support of women-entrepreneurship, both with support of Qatar Foundation. Recently, she was engaged in SI-Drive, an EU-project on Social Innovation, where her focus was on Social innovation in health and social issues. A serial entrepreneur with a strong track record of establishing private companies as well as not-for-profit associations, she has been a member of the OECD-MENA Women’s Business Forum for ten years. Further, for two decades, she has been engaged in the development of “zero-emission” eco-houses and local community development. In collaboration with Japanese partners, she established the first "Swedish Ecovillage" in Nagoya, Japan, based on exports from Sweden of tailor-made pre-manufactured houses and comprising a self-reliant ecosystem embedding nature-based solutions with regard to renewable energy systems as well as water- and waste management.
Knud Erik Hilding-Hamann
Knud Erik Hilding-HamannBusiness Consultant
MSc in International marketing, Director, Center for Ideas & Innovation, Danish Technological Institute, Aarhus, Denmark. Knud Erik Hilding-Hamann has worked at the Institute since 1998 and prior to that, 10 years as a business consultant in England, UK. The center employs 20 consultants and conducts more than 200 innovation and technology development assignments per annum in partnership with Danish and foreign companies, public institutions and organisations. Knud Erik is also the project leader of the publicly funded innovation agent program in Denmark, which involves 35 innovation agents across nine advanced technology institutes with the task in 2016-2018 of conducting 475 innovation audits and 290 project initiations in small and medium sized enterprises per annum.