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The Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a research university specialising in engineering science and technology. Education, research and knowledge valorisation contribute to: science for society, science for industry and science for science, by focusing on the strategic areas of energy, health and smart mobility. With advanced quality research, the university contributes to the progress of technical sciences and thus the development of technological innovations. TU/e focuses on areas in which they participate in the international scientific community. TU/e puts emphasis on knowledge valorisation: research results are translated into successful innovations and serve as a basis for creating new products, processes and enterprises.

TU/e Innovation Lab is responsible for the valorisation of the knowledge of the university. One of the ways of doing this is collaborating in projects with external parties through, among others, LightHouse. LightHouse aims to disclose the knowledge of the university in the field of smart city and smart lighting solutions for society. This is realised by applying the knowledge, methods and designs of among others the Smart Cities Centre, the Data Science Centre (DSCe) and the various faculties of TU/e in concrete projects for external organisations, among which H2020 projects.

The department of the Built Environment is responsible for research and education is the field of architecture, urbanism and building sciences. Scientific research is targeting three overarching topics: quality of life, smart living environments, and sustainable transformation. The department’s research belongs to the top in its field being assessed 4.3 on a 1-5 scale at the last assessment in 2010. Recently, the department established a Smart Cities Centre, coordinating Living Lab projects around this topic in the Brainport region with municipalities and industrial partners in this area.
 

UNaLab Team Members

Meet the UNaLab Team Members from TU/e

Elke den Ouden

Elke den Ouden
Work Package 6 - Planning for Effective Up-Scaling and Replication
Rianne Valkenburg

Rianne Valkenburg
Work Package 6 - Planning for Effective Up-Scaling and Replication
Shahryar Ershad Sarabi

Shahryar Ershad Sarabi
Work Package 2 - Living Lab and Co-Creation: Models and Tools

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Co-creating nature-based solutions: barriers to adoption in the city of Eindhoven

In October last year, the Eindhoven University of Technology and Eindhoven Municipality arranged a workshop to identify barriers to the adoption of an urban living lab concept for the implementation of nature-based solutions (NBS). The aim for this workshop was to find specific issues which keep those actors from collaborating with each other.

Driver for Change V: Tailored Use of Limited Resources

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 fifth Driver for Change: Tailored use of limited resources.

Başakşehir 2050: Smart City of Happiness and Well-being

Since the start of the UNaLab project, the city of Başakşehir has aimed to develop the most feasible nature-based solutions that will have a positive impact on all the stakeholders and especially all the citizens of Başakşehir. The Municipality has developed three ambitions, which later were fine tuned to three focus areas for the Municipality’s vision.

Key Enablers of and Barriers to the Uptake and Implementation of Nature-Based Solutions in Urban Settings: A Review

Authored by Shahryar Ershad Sarabi, Qi Han, A. Georges L. Romme, Bauke de Vries & Laura Wendling. Published in Resources in June 2019.

Driver for Change IV: Synergy in Nature and Augmented Technology

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 fourth Driver for Change: Synergy in nature and augmented technology.

Driver for Change III: Reinventing Nature in the City

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 third Driver for Change: Reinventing nature in the city.

Prague Hosts Week of UNaLab Workshops for a Resilient Prague in 2050

Last August, Prague hosted a week of inspiring workshops as part of the European funded Urban Nature Labs project (UNaLab). Prague is a “Follower City” under this multi-year project, which aims to employ nature-based solutions to enhance the city’s climate resilience by using a “co-creation process”.

Driver for Change II: Leveraging Natural Value at Micro and Macro Level

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 second Driver for Change: Leveraging natural value at micro and macro level.

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.

The Perspective of a Follower City – Creating a Roadmap for Stavanger 2050

The Roadmapping process kicked off in December 2017 for follower city Stavanger when researchers from the Technical University of Eindhoven came to Stavanger to conduct a series of workshops resulting in the overall ambition for sustainable urban development and climate change adaptation through NBS: Stavanger 2050-Urban resilience through nature and knowledge.

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