On 24 November 2020, the Brussels Looper Living Lab organised a webinar to share their experiences with co-creation to a wider audience. This webinar – held in English – has been recorded and can be viewed below.
The program of the webinar was:
1. Introduction by Imre Keserü (Acting co-director MOBI)
2. What is the Looper co-creation method and how can it empower people to improve their neighbourhood? by Jesse Pappers (Researcher MOBI)
3. Looper in Brussels – Lessons learnt in the living labs by Florence Lepoudre (Project Manager BRAL)
4. Panel discussion with local stakeholders:
Adelheid Byttebier (alderwoman of mobility in Schaerbeek)
Julie Bérard (project manager at sustainability transition NGO 21 Solutions)
Sophie Feyder (traffic safety and citizens association Heroes For Zero)
Funding agency JPI Urban Europe has interviewed two LOOPER project members. Sharon Thomas from S4B in Manchester explains how she bridged academic research and community outreach. Project coordinator Imre Keserü from VUB-MOBI describes how the project was designed and its implementation in Brussels.
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.