AMS Out now: Urban Living Labs, A Living Lab Way of Working

A comprehensive guide to successful urban living labs.

‘Living labs’ are often put forward as an almost magical method that will bridge the gap between science, citizens and business. But what exactly is a living lab? And how can a successful one be set up? Following a quick scan of 90 local innovation projects in Amsterdam’s metropolitan region and an in-depth literature review, Professor Ellen van Bueren and alumna Kris Steen present their findings in Urban Living Labs, A Living Lab Way of Working.

Taking a closer look at what defines urban living labs, how they work and how they can contribute to a more sustainable environment, this publication pins down nine defining characteristics of urban living labs and offers a methodological base, general recommendations and tips for setting up a successful lab.

The publication is available here free of charge.

The nine defining characteristics of urban living labs (van Bueren and Steen, 2017).