Urenio Watch Watch: Living Labs / People-driven Innovation

Crowdsourcing and Living Labs in Smart Cities

IGI_coverThis article “Crowdsourcing and Living Labs in Support of Smart Cities’ Development” focuses on exploring the contribution of crowdsourcing and living labs to smart cities’ development. It explores the possible combination and integration of such tools for smart ideas generation and innovation production by placing citizens ‘˜in the first line’ . The authors propose a methodological approach that integrates urban sustainable development with stakeholders’ and citizens’ active participation.   Continue reading

10 Principles for Successful City-University Partnerships

METROLAB NetworkMetroLab Network in USA, includes 41 cities, 4 counties, and 55 universities, organized in more than 35 regional city-university partnerships. Partners focus on research, development, and deployment (RD&D) projects that offer technological and analytically-based solutions to challenges facing urban areas including: inequality in income, health, mobility, security and opportunity; aging infrastructure; and environmental sustainability and resiliency. Continue reading

Co-Governing Smart Cities through Living Labs

This article Co-Governing Smart Cities through Living Labs: Top Evidences from EU by F. Bifulco, M. Tregua, C. C. Amitrano, aims to identify relevance between participative governance and smart cities projects that implement Living Labs initiatives. Reviewing the literature on participative approaches to innovation and city governance and highlighting the gaps where further research is needed, their contribution is proved. Through research on EU smart cities, they demonstrate the the determining role of Living Labs for co-governing the smart cities. Continue reading