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Yuliya Voytenko

Yuliya Voytenko Palgan

Senior lecturer

Yuliya Voytenko

Urban Living Labs : Catalysing Low Carbon and Sustainable Cities in Europe?

Author

  • Yuliya Voytenko Palgan
  • Kes McCormick
  • James Evans

Summary, in English

Living labs for sustainability, low carbon and smart cities that have emerged in Europe have different goals and ways of working, they are initiated by various actors, and they form different types of partnerships. There is clearly no uniform definition of living labs. Some scholars and organisations define them as partnerships between sectors (often between public, private and people) where universities play a key role, while others look at living labs more in the light of pilot and demonstration projects, which function as supportive tools for private actors and industry helping them commercialise their services, products and technology. Living labs can be considered both as an arena geographically or institutionally bounded spaces), and as an approach for intentional collaborative experimentation between researchers, citizens, companies, and local governments.

Department/s

  • The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics

Publishing year

2018

Language

English

Pages

21-36

Publication/Series

Urban Living Labs : Experimenting with City Futures

Document type

Book chapter

Publisher

Routledge

Topic

  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISBN: 9781351862684
  • ISBN: 9781138714724