‘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.

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