Concept: How do CITIXL, our partners, and the public work together effectively in a collaborative framework to realise social impact in living labs?
Description: Here we focus on frameworks and methodologies that we use beginning with stakeholder engagement, multi-stakeholder management, and citizen engagement.
Why: Working in Living Labs is new to most cities and we need a solid foundation and a common vocabulary to create a shared vision. We need to provide not only the theoretical framework but evidence that how we work in living labs creates positive impact.
How: CITIXL and our partners have been working together with the City of Amsterdam and partner cities for many years on Smart City projects, Innovation Challenges, Hackathons, Living Labs and Open Data initiatives among other collaborative project involving multiple stakeholders to engage citizens. We discuss the methodologies we have used and the frameworks we have developed that have helped us create positive social impact with our collaborative efforts. We explain not only what approaches but how they, in our practical experience, work best in the living lab context.
Outcomes: This workshop provided fresh insights to demonstrate best practices and effective approaches for impactful projects through the lens of usability, scalability and compatibility so participants will be able to apply these approaches to their cities, urban labs, and projects.