UNaLab Blog

UNaLab Blog

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Exploring Future NBS for the City of Castellón

In the beginning of March, a delegation from the Eindhoven University of Technology visited Castellón to prepare a workshop, which will take place in November jointly with Espaitec and the City Council of Castellón, with the idea to create a framework for the implementation of innovative nature-based solutions in UNaLab follower city Castellón through co-creation workshops.

Driver for Change I: Cities as Living Organisms

Through an analysis of interviews with a broad spectrum of experts on climate and water resilience and nature-based solutions, five Drivers for Change for the future of climate and water resilient cities in 2050 were identified. This blog post will present the first Driver for Change: Cities as living organisms.

Co-creation Workshops in Genova

The Municipality of Genova organised three co-creation workshops that took place between March and April 2018. With the European Awareness Scenario Workshop methodology, citizens, representatives of local associations, urban planners, geology experts and the staff working for the Municipality of Genova, came together to create a vision, propose their ideas, and discuss their implementation. Results that arose from the co-creation activity were evaluated by designers and the municipality to ensure their technical and economic feasibility.  

New Year, New Urban Living Lab Trainings in Cities

In 2018, the first Urban Living Lab training sessions kicked off in UNaLab front-runner cities Eindhoven, Genova and Tampere. The Urban Living Lab training continued at the OpenLivingLab Days, an event entirely dedicated to Living Labs. In 2019, front-runner cities will continue with Urban Living Lab training sessions to make sure UNaLab cities develop sustainable and well-functioning Living Labs through which citizens can be included in decision-making processes and look to the future with optimism and trust in their local authority.  

Learning about Co-creation Tools with a Game

In the last week of November, UNaLab project partners met to exchange ideas, report on the progress made and define the next steps. The meeting took place in Basaksehir Living Lab in Istanbul, where we had the opportunity to see work of the Living Lab - such as a mobile health station and a smart house. We also had the opportunity to play an interactive game where you discovered different stakeholder roles and Living Lab functions.

Nature-based Solutions Workshop at the Nordic Edge

The ENoLL team was at the Nordic Edge Expo & Conferance running a workshop within the scope of the UNaLab project titled Co-creating Smart Nature-based Liveable Spaces – Necessary Solutions for Real Life Challenges. The workshop, which was held on 26th September, was co-organised with ERRIN and its Smart Cities Working Group members Eindhoven, Stavanger Region EU Office and Cities Northern Netherlands.