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Read all the latest news from the UNaLab project and the NBS community

Urban Living Lab Framework & RoadMapping Toolkit

In order to obtain a better understanding of urban living labs from the perspective of UNaLab city representatives and to define the concept of an urban living lab, two workshops were organised in the UNaLab project, followed by an open-ended questionnaire to validate the collected data in the two workshops.

ULL Training at the Learning Lab Day

The Urban Living Lab 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 sessions at the training focused specifically on “getting started” and “ideation and design” of Urban Living Labs: where to start, what are the pitfalls to avoid along the way, and experiences from Living Labs from the ENoLL network on how to ideate and design with your stakeholders.

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 that will help the UNaLab cities tackle their specific climate and water related challenges. All of these tools and methods will now be gathered in an online Toolkit!

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 and the OpenLivingLab Days.

Managing Urban Water in a Changing Climate

UNaLab project partner Laura Wendling wrote an article for the Finnish Civil Engineering association’s magazine Rakennustekniikka, under the topic Managing Urban Water in a Changing Climate. The article focuses on the problem of urban stormwater runoff, that is expected to increase in the future due to increasingly intense and frequent heavy precipitation events as a result of climate change.

The Follower Cities’ Journey Towards an NBS Roadmap

The UNaLab project’s five European follower cities are currently working on developing their roadmaps for nature-based solutions, which will support the cities in achieving their sustainable urban development and resilience goals. This roadmapping process consists of a series of three workshops in which the follower cities, together with local stakeholders, will co-create their own NBS roadmaps.