New report from Urban Transformations on Urban Living Labs

Urban Transformations has recently published a publication on the emerging landscape of ‘urban living labs’ in the UK, Europe and globally. Comparative International and Urban Living Labs – The Urban Living Global Challenge: A Prospectus is a specially commissioned report, co-authored by Professor Michael Keith and Dr Nicola Headlam.

There is a wealth of international learning on the productive potential of activity that seeks to understand, map and shape the future city by linking research scholarship to policy development. In response to a request from the seven research councils and Innovate UK to consider some lessons that might inform the development of the UK Urban Living programme, this report summarises a survey of initiatives in this space globally. The selection of comparators is not exhaustive but was based on a short desk-based exercise, drawing on advice from Urban Living partners