This interactive workshop will bring together relevant stakeholders from municipalities, academia and businesses to address real life climate issues, which todays European smart cities are facing.
Through a facilitated gamified co-creation tool – the CoCo-toolkit, participants will exlore pre-selected urban challenges. The expert facilitator will guide the contributors through the cases presented, exploring the boundaries, weaknesses and co-create potential solutions.
The aim of this workshop is to bring cities and regions together in a co-creative session to explore climate related challenges, while teaching and demonstrating how to work together and engage with other stakeholders. Facilitating reciprocal learning between the participants, while also taking the first steps in moving forward towards concrete actions. Through case studies we will explore business models and why investments in nature-based solutions are beneficial.
· Demonstrate why investments in nature-based solutions should be done.
· Teach and demonstrate collaborative stakeholder cooperation and engagement.
· Vision creation and implementation: learning from each other but also taking the first steps in moving forward towards concrete actions.
· That the participants learn how to collaborate and engage with co-creative tools such as the CoCo toolkit, which will be used for the workshop. That they can learn from each other and learn how to think in a co-creative way.
· Municipalities (civil servants; middle-management; government specialists; policy makers)
Please note: The workshop has a limited number of participants (30), so please arrive early!
The participants will be split into four groups, which will each receive a concrete challenge related to nature-based solutions and urban living labs. Each group will then through working with the CoCo toolkit in a collaborative way come up with a solution to this challenge.
CHALLENGE 1: Mitigating the effects of excess surface water from the Ullandhaug catchment area during extreme rain events by Stavanger city council
Challenge Topic Flooding
Scale of the challenge District
Description of Challenge
Plan and establish workable nature-based solutions to ameliorate the effects of flooding in a steeply sloping area with high rainfall.
CHALLENGE 2: Reduction of environmental impacts of medium-sized cities as Lemgo by implementing smart sensors and actors by Fraunhofer IOSB-INA Industrial Automation branch, Lemgo
Challenge Topic Environmental Monitoring
Scale of the Challenge All medium-sized cities in Germany and in Europe
Description of the Challenge
Continual recording and evaluation of environmental data to allow a serious and unemotional public discussion about the impacts of environmental factors based on hard facts. As part of the LEMGO DIGITAL initiative, the Fraunhofer IOSB-INA will expand the city centre of the Old Hanseatic City Lemgo into an open test and hands-on laboratory (Living Lab). The goal is digital innovations for everyday life based on the Internet of Things (IoT). The innovation platform will be used by researchers, municipalities and industry in the future together with citizens.
CHALLENGE 3: Mobility as a service: how to widen the scope of sustainable and efficient means of transportations in Greater Geneva area? by SnailMob
Challenge Topic Well-being, Densification, Pollution
Scale of the Challenge City
Description of the Challenge We believe in the need to find alternative, more innovative solutions, and promote the legal and infrastructure changes needed to implement them. There is an enormous potential to bring significative improvement to mobility efficiency and safety, well-being, noise reduction, air quality, traffic congestions, frustration levels, city attractivity, and more.
CHALLENGE 4: How nature-based solutions can support circular systems in city blocks? by City of Tampere
Name of Challenge How nature-based solutions can support circular systems in city blocks?
Challenge Topic Scarcity, Densification
Scale of the Challenge Neighbourhood
Description of the Challenge
City of Tampere is growing, and city centre is becoming denser. This densification leads into small, multi-layer and multi-functional urban grounds, which should serve e.g. recreation/health, water management and traffic/parking. In addition, these grounds should not waste resources (e.g. energy, water, nutrients). In densifying city, gardens are often built on top of underground car parking, which limits carrying capacity and possibilities to infiltrate storm waters. Furthermore, water/nutrient recycling has not taken place so far in urban blocks and maintenance has difficulties to cope with multifunctional gardens.