The Neighbourhood conference – which is the LOOPER final conference – will take place on Tuesday 20 October 2020. The conference will centre around co-creation, community building, and evaluation at neighbourhood level.
The three LOOPER Living Labs have been actively co-creating solutions for urban problems in the past year. In Brussels, a traffic calming campaign will launched. In Manchester, pilot interventions on traffic calming and greening are currently being developed. In Verona, several measures to improve air quality and traffic safety are being tested.
LOOPER is organising a special session on learning loops in co-creation to improve public spaces in cities at the 2019 AESOP conference. The session will focus on the use of participatory sensing to identify problems and online and offline participation tools for co-creation in multiple domains.
As a result of their scale and range of activities, universities have a tremendous impact on the neighbourhoods around them.
The LOOPER Living Labs serve as new models for experimental design and innovation at the urban and community level. They can address practical problems such as air quality, road safety, noise, crime or greenspace. The Living Labs are based on the involvement of stakeholders, continuous monitoring of changes and direct consideration of their impact on the implementation process. There are Living Labs in Brussels, Manchester and Verona.
22 October Start of LOOP 2 in Brussels