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The Transformative Power of Urban Living Labs

Oliver Lah

Moderator

date

Thursday, June 30, 2022

14:00-15:30

place
Multifunction Hall Room 10
organization
Urban Living Lab Center
country
Germany
language
English
theme
Integrated Governance in Spatial Planning for a More Just, Green, and Healthy Urban Future
Reference: 
NE 190

Summary

Living labs can be a helpful tool for urban sustainability transitions. The co-development approach can help forming coalitions that enable the transformative change to address climate change in cities and support sustainable and inclusive urban development. Sustainable mobility plays a key role in this as it plays a key role in decarbonizing cities and providing access for all to economic opportunities, education, healthcare and social activities. Urban change makers can use the living labs approach to highlight the benefits of innovations and interventions and test the validity in collaboration with authorities, academia, civil society, private sector and end-users. This session will provide insights on the living laboratory model and examples of sustainable transitions in urban mobility.

Objectives

The goal of the session is to explore the ways that multiple stakeholders and agencies organize and investigate living labs to find solutions for urban issues. The will bring all relevant aspects of Living labs together into a coherent approach for testing innovative sustainable mobility solutions in urban Living Labs and will highlight interlinkages and priorities in the planning and implementation process.

Session speakers

Speaker
Role
Organization
Country
Ms. Antje Danielson
Director of Education
MIT Energy Initiative
Ms. Emilie Martin
Africa Living Lab Lead
Urban Electric Mobility Initiative
Ms. Eveline Trevisan
Senior Manager
BH TRANS
Ms. Cecilia Andersson
Lead Urban Mobility
UN Habitat
Mr. Oliver Lah
Director
Urban Living Lab Center