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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 held in June and the OpenLivingLab Days in the beginning of September. Through the game, participants learn how an Urban Living Lab functions and how it can bring city stakeholders together to fight a given climate challenge.

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.

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.  

Co-creating Smart Nature-based Spaces – NBS Workshop at the Nordic Edge Expo

The UNaLab project organised a nature-based solutions workshop at the Nordic Edge Expo & Conference in Stavanger, Norway, with the title ‘Co-creating Smart Nature-based Liveable Spaces – Necessary Solutions for Real Life Challenges’. The aim of the workshop was to explore urban challenges that our European cities are tackling and to co-create potential solutions to these challenges.

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.

Call for Challenges Still Open for the NBS Workshop at the Nordic Edge Expo

The UNaLab project will through its partners ERRIN and ENoLL, together with ERRIN's Smart Citites Working Group members Eindhoven, Stavanger and Cities Northern Netherlands, organise a nature-based solutions workshop during the Nordic Edge Expo on 26th September in Stavanger, Norway.

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Urban Living Lab Playground: The Co-Creation Game

This is an interactive game session, in which players will co-create a story line to fight against a climate-related challenge affecting today's cities. The session is part of the European Week of Regions and Cities and will take place on 9 October in Brussels, Belgium.

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Science Is Wonderful Exhibition

On 25 and 26 September, Science is Wonderful! will display Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and other EU-funded research and innovation projects in Tour & Taxis. The event is organised with the first edition of the EU Research and Innovation Days.

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Living Labbers Webinar #5: Living Labs as a Service

The fifth Living Labbers webinar, taking place on 10 October, will focus on living labs as a service. imec.livinglabs will share their insights on how to support business innovation through assumption-based testing.

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