Co-creation in UNaLab

Co-creation is the act of working together. In UNaLab, we aim to bring together a wide range of people to jointly discuss nature-based solutions that can be implemented in their city. With this blend of ideas, we shed light on problems that were not foreseen. To make sure that municipalities, citizens, researchers and private companies work together, we use the Living Lab methodology. Explore these pages to learn how you can develop an Urban Living Lab - what kind of workshops, IT tools, canvases or even games you can use to work together and get feedback from people living in your city. And finally, hear from Tampere, Eidhoven and Genova on how they "co-created". 


The Urban Living Lab Playground

The Urban Living Lab Playground game is a spontaneous outcome of UNaLab. The game aims to share the cornerstones of the Urban Living Lab activities - how it functions; who are the staff members working there; and what co-creation tools can be used to engage citizens.

Ultimately, participants will learn how an Urban Living Lab functions and how it can bring city stakeholders together to fight a given climate challenge. The gamified approach aids creative thinking and helps challenge solvers to look at the problem from a different perspective/with a fresh set of eyes. By bringing together a diverse mix of participants, the game helps to break down barriers of communication through a storytelling approach.

ULL Game
Latest Updates

Latest Updates

The Urban Living Lab Playground Game

The second prototype of the Urban Living Lab Playground Game was tested at two events over the summer period: The Nature of Cities Summit held in June and the OpenLivingLab Days in the beginning of

ULL Training at the Learning Lab Day

The Urban Living Lab (ULL) training, hosted in connection to the OpenLivingLab Days conference, offered the UNaLab cities the opportunity to follow a full-day training on Living Lab methodologies.

The UNaLab Toolkit

In UNaLab, a wide range of co-creation tools and methods have been used across the different urban demonstration areas to explore, design, implement and evaluate the nature-based solutions (NBS) that will help the