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TRIMIS

SmarterLabs - Improving anticipation and social inclusion in living labs for smart city governance

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete
Geo-spatial type
Urban
Total project cost
€1 141 927
STRIA Roadmaps
Smart mobility and services (SMO)
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues,
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Passenger transport

Overview

Background & Policy context

The ‘Smart City Living Lab’ is an emerging approach in European cities. It brings together citizens, policymakers, businesses and researchers to test smart, ICT-based solutions to urban problems in real-life contexts.

However, for urban mobility problems, solutions that ‘work’ in the particular reality of a living lab may not be adopted at a large scale. Urban infrastructure is interwoven with the daily lives of citizens and therefore difficult to change, and large groups may not even have access to ICT-based solutions. The SmarterLabs project develops a novel approach that anticipates such problems in upscaling, and tests the approach through smart mobility living lab experiments in four cities: Bellinzona, Brussels, Graz and Maastricht.

Objectives

The SmarterLabs project aims to develop a Smart City Living Lab approach to effectively deal with two major risks to successful, widespread implementation of smart transport technologies:

  1. Unforeseen barriers to large-scale change in socio-technical systems, and
  2. Exclusion of social groups not matching the required ‘smart citizen’ profile.
Methodology

The methodology includes the following:

  • Retrospective analysis of urban mobility projects in Bellinzona, Brussels, Graz and Maastricht
  • Action research in Living Lab experiments in these four cities
  • Cross evaluation to develop guidelines

Funding

Parent Programmes

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Universiteit Maastricht
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4-6, 6200 MD Maastricht, Netherlands
Partner Organisations
Organisation
University of Gratz - RCE Graz-Styria
Address
Heinrichstraße 36, 8010 Graz, Austria

Technologies

Technology Theme
Information systems
Technology
Sustainable urban mobility planning
Development phase
Research/Invention

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