The aim of the Urban Living Lab training is to support UNaLab front-runner cities in setting up and running their Urban Living Labs. ULL methodologies and tools are utilized in defining, testing, evaluating and implementing NBS in a co-creative manner. By involving all the stakeholders throughout the process, from public, private and academic institutions as well as the citizens themselves, the ULL methodology facilitates a structured, iterative decision-making process for the successful implementation of NBS.

Living Lab methodologies are iterative by nature, context dependent and adaptable to suit current and changing needs. To this aim, the ULL training consists of both training the cities in ULL methodologies and tools, operations and management, as well as consultation and feedback to understand the current needs of the cities in forming the next steps of the training. To facilitate reciprocal learning between the trainer and the trainee, the training plan has been formed as an indicative framework rather than a strictly defined plan. This approach allows for an iterative process throughout the training where the input from the front-runner cities can be considered in adapting the training program, materials and tools throughout time (excerpt from D2.1). 

Who will be trained: Urban Living Lab Manager and key personnel from the municipality 

Length of the training: approx 6 hours

Event Location: 
  • Genova, 
  • Italy 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 730052 Topic: SCC-2-2016-2017: Smart Cities and Communities Nature based solutions