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Urban living labs: Governing urban sustainability transitions

Bulkeley, Harriet; Coenen, Lars LU ; Frantzeskaki, Niki; Hartmann, Christian; Kronsell, Annica LU ; Mai, Lindsay; Marvin, Simon; McCormick, Kes LU ; van Steenbergen, Frank and Voytenko Palgan, Yuliya LU (2017) In Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 22. p.13-17
Abstract

Urban Living Labs (ULL) are advanced as an explicit form of intervention delivering sustainability goals for cities. Established at the boundaries between research, innovation and policy, ULL are intended to design, demonstrate and learn about the effects of urban interventions in real time. While rapidly growing as an empirical phenomenon, our understanding of the nature and purpose of ULL is still evolving. While much of the existing literature draws attention to the aims and workings of ULL, there have to date been fewer critical accounts that seek to understand their purpose and implications. In this paper, we suggest that transition studies and the literature on urban governance offer important insights that can enable us to... (More)

Urban Living Labs (ULL) are advanced as an explicit form of intervention delivering sustainability goals for cities. Established at the boundaries between research, innovation and policy, ULL are intended to design, demonstrate and learn about the effects of urban interventions in real time. While rapidly growing as an empirical phenomenon, our understanding of the nature and purpose of ULL is still evolving. While much of the existing literature draws attention to the aims and workings of ULL, there have to date been fewer critical accounts that seek to understand their purpose and implications. In this paper, we suggest that transition studies and the literature on urban governance offer important insights that can enable us to address this gap.

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  abstract     = {<p>Urban Living Labs (ULL) are advanced as an explicit form of intervention delivering sustainability goals for cities. Established at the boundaries between research, innovation and policy, ULL are intended to design, demonstrate and learn about the effects of urban interventions in real time. While rapidly growing as an empirical phenomenon, our understanding of the nature and purpose of ULL is still evolving. While much of the existing literature draws attention to the aims and workings of ULL, there have to date been fewer critical accounts that seek to understand their purpose and implications. In this paper, we suggest that transition studies and the literature on urban governance offer important insights that can enable us to address this gap.</p>},
  author       = {Bulkeley, Harriet and Coenen, Lars and Frantzeskaki, Niki and Hartmann, Christian and Kronsell, Annica and Mai, Lindsay and Marvin, Simon and McCormick, Kes and van Steenbergen, Frank and Voytenko Palgan, Yuliya},
  issn         = {1877-3435},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {13--17},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability},
  title        = {Urban living labs: Governing urban sustainability transitions},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2017.02.003},
  volume       = {22},
  year         = {2017},
}