The SmarterLabs project is in its final stage and the time has come to present results. During almost three years, action research experiments took place in Living Labs in four cities. Researchers, practitioners, politicians, civil servants and citizens engaged in participation processes and learned from each other. The SmarterLabs team had a look into these processes and analysed them with regards to potential barriers to successful outcomes. The focus was put on two often observed challenges in Living Labs: upscaling and social inclusion (read more about the objectives of the SmarterLabs project here). Finally, the SmarterLabs project not only identified common barriers, but developed anticipation strategies to address them or completely avoid them in the first place. What stands at the end is a "practitioners brief" - guidelines on how to best set up and facilitate a Living Lab.
We are glad to announce that this conference connects the SmarterLabs project to three other projects. This offers the opportunity to share experiences and learn from each other. Read more about R-Link, Smart Cycling Futures and E&U-MaaS. As another highlight Jos van den Broek will give a keynote on learnings from experiments in various areas such as water management, agriculture and developmental aid.
FINAL PROJECT CONFERENCE (Agenda)
7 March 2019 | Utrecht
|10.00||Sharing & Reflecting – Learning From Four Projects |
Four research projects present their findings about challenges of
upscaling urban mobility experiments: SmarterLabs, R-Link, Smart
Cycling Futures, E&U-MaaS. 20 minutes presentation, 20 minutes
|13.00||Lunch incl. speed-date|
|14.00||Keynote: Jos van den Broek (Rathenau Institute) |
“Lessons from upscaling experiments in other sectors: water
management, agriculture & developmental aid”
|15.00||Upscaling clinic – Practitioner challenges |
Two practitioners present their upscaling challenges. A panel with
representatives from the four projects as well as the audience
responds how these can be tackled.
|16.00||Closing reflections: Arjan van Binsbergen (JPI Urban Europe)|
|18.00||Dinner in Utrecht|