LOOPER method

The LOOPER methodology is divided into three stages: problem identification; co-design and evaluation; and implementation and monitoring. The timeline below shows the steps within the different stages and links to examples from Living Labs in Brussels, Manchester, and Verona.

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Scoping

Identify affected communities and the context of the problems.

Brussels

PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION

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Data collection

Collect data to identify the scope, location and type of problems directly with citizens.

Verona

PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION

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Visualisation

Visualisations of the collected data are published on the LOOPER platform and discussed at local workshops.

Verona

PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION

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Co-design

Citizens engage in qualitative and interactive online and face-to-face deliberation activities to propose solutions.

Brussels

CO-DESIGN & EVALUATION

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Evaluation

A multi-criteria analysis (MCA) is used to appraise the sustainability of co-designed solutions and the Multi-Actor Multi-Criteria Analysis (MAMCA) to identify stakeholders’ preferences.

CO-DESIGN & EVALUATION

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Implementation

Implementation of a solution involves citizens and stakeholders through their voluntary contribution.

IMPLEMENTATION & MONITORING

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Monitoring

The impact of the co-designed solutions involves stakeholders through participatory sensing and open data.

IMPLEMENTATION & MONITORING