Transitioning to a sustainable, just, and stable society is necessary, on an unprecedented scale and speed. In many innovation projects, scientific programs, and municipal organizations, (urban) living labs are achieving good results.

But are these Labs well understood and well implemented? Are they solving the problems better, cheaper, more sustainable? What are actionable prescriptions? Are there tools that can be proven to work?

Building upon the common agenda and action plan established during the 2019 edition of the Urban Living Lab Summit - this year we will focus on showing and testing tools used in (big) projects, learning systems across labs and training, and teaching approaches for helping practitioners.

During the Summit we will address:

● What tools can be used for designing, measuring impact, collaborating, and learning within Living Labs?

● How have these tools been proven helpful for living labs to reach their goals?

● What are lessons/insights that have been learned by living lab practitioners during this Corona crisis?


14.00 | Welcome

14.15 | Opening and setting the scene: The value of process tools, standardization and structured urban experimentation
Leendert Verhoef and Ellen van Bueren (AMS Institute), Matthew Claudel (MIT)

14.45 | Practitioner challenges in real-world cases and tools to address them
Possible topics:
- Dealing with industry participation
- Dealing with impact creation
- Accountability and safeguarding IP
- GDPR and privacy issues

15.30 Coffee/tea break

15.45 Deep-dive into living lab process tools and approaches
- Emerging tools for monitoring urban living labs | Aranka Dijkstra - Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions
- Cross-lab learning with meta-labs | Christian Scholl - Maastricht University
- The Intake tool – a necessary filter | Leendert Verhoef - Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions
- GlobalLabs and ENoLL approaches | Hank Kune - Educore / ENoLL
- CityStudio Vancouver – a clear theory of Change | Duane Elverum - CityStudio Vancouver
- Live-In Lab – physical lab with impact | Jonas Vogel - KTH Royal Institute of Technology
- LAB kit - building your urban living lab in a day | Joop de Kraker - Maastricht University
- Urban Living Lab Canvas - a multitool for design and building | Leendert Verhoef - Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions

17.45 Closing remarks

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In co-creation, we want to increase knowledge and common understanding, refine the challenges, and set and fill an action agenda. Therefore we invite you to send us your topics, methods, and tools and your potential contributions.

Keynote speakers:

Ellen van Bueren - Pricipal Investigator, AMS Institute

Mattthew Claudel - Co-founder and head of civic innovation, MITdesignX

Want to know more about our Living Labs program or looking to collaborate?