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Brussels

  • The idea with the most stakeholder support will be selected during a workshop on 15 November.

  • In November, the five selected ideas were evaluated on sustainability and stakeholder support using MCA and MAMCA methodologies.
  • During a workshop on 16 October, citizens selected a top-5 from the forty ideas submitted to the online platform.
  • Citizens could submit ideas to improve traffic safety via an online platform in September and October.
  • Traffic counts and speed measurements took place in the first two weeks of September.
  • During the summer months, the Brussels Living Lab collected data on people’s opinions on traffic safety in the Helmet district.
  • The LOOPER application to collect data on traffic safety was presented and explained to citizens on Thursday 28 June between 18:00 and 20:00 at the Apéro Riga in Schaerbeek.
  • The previous citizens meeting in Brussels took place on 7 June. It was decided which data will be collected to improve traffic safety in the Helmet district, and when. Click here for more information in French; here in Dutch.
  • On 9 May, a representative of the Schaerbeek municipality presented the mobility projects in the Helmet district, after which citizens debated measures to increase road safety. Click here for more information.
  • Mareile Wiegmann from Vrije Universiteit Brussel presented the first LOOPER results at the REAL-CORP Conference in Vienna on 6 April.
  • Mareile Wiegmann from Vrije  Universiteit Brussel presented the first LOOPER results at the Young Academics AESOP Conference in Groningen on 29 March.
  • The second Brussels Living Lab meeting was held on 25 February.
  • The Brussels Living Lab was launched on 8 February.

Manchester

  • On 1 August, a street in Brunswick was closed off for traffic and turned into an Active Street where residents could play sports and engage in activities.

  • A LOOPER Fashion Show took place on 16 June at the University of Manchester Community Festival in the Manchester Museum. LOOPER themes were communicated through clothing and accessories made and modelled by residents of Brunswick. Click here for more information.
  • An update on the Manchester Living Lab will be presented to the Brunswick Tenants and Residents Association on 6 June.
  • On 3 May LOOPER Manchester undertook geotagging during a neighbourhood walk, which signalled the beginning of a month focused on participatory monitoring.
  • LOOPER Manchester was present at Brunswick Refurb: A Celebration of Past, Present and Future on 21 April at Brunswick Church. Brunswick residents had the opportunity to tag areas of interest or concern on a large scale satellite image of the neighbourhood, and could provide input on places where they believed air quality, traffic speed and traffic volume should be monitored.
  • LOOPER Manchester staff participated in open meeting of Chorlton on Medlock Allotment Society on 17 April to discuss green space issues with Brunswick residents.
  • On 5 April LOOPER Manchester participated in two neighbourhood walks with local residents and tested the LOOPER geotagging app.
  • LOOPER Manchester textile design and manufacture workshops began on 12 March with a discussion of how the issues identified by the Brunswick community could be represented in clothing and accessories.
  • LOOPER Manchester was presented at the launch of the Women’s Footprint programme in Brunswick on 5 March. We described opportunities to get involved and invited new participants to join in.
  • LOOPER Manchester staff attended the 28 February meeting of the Medlock Primary School Eco Club where the children and staff discussed their action plan and links with the Living Lab were explored.
  • LOOPER Manchester was present at the 19 February launch of the Youth Club at the Salvation Army in Brunswick and used Ketso and a large scale satellite image of the neighbourhood to seek input from children and their parents.
  • LOOPER Manchester was present at the 13 January S4B Birthday and Masterplan Consultation and used Ketso and a large scale satellite image of the neighbourhood to seek input from Brunswick residents about local issues.

Verona

  • The results of the monitoring campaign will be discussed during the June meeting of the Verona Living Lab, and preparations for the co-design stage will be made.

  • The first-loop air quality co-monitoring campaign with mobile stations and passive sensors in Verona ended in April. The campaign continues with mobile monitoring devices.
  • The third Verona Living Lab meeting was held on 7 February in Cadidavid.
  • The co-monitoring campaign started in February.
  • The second Verona Living Lab meeting was held on 24 January at Legambiente headquarter.
  • The first Verona Living Lab meeting was held on 12 December, 2017 in Borgo Roma.
  • The Verona Living Lab was presented by the Environment alderman on 22 November, 2017 in Verona Sports Hall.