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Urban Living Lab Summit

The annual global Urban Living Lab Summit brings together high-level living lab scholars, experienced practitioners, active city officials and ambitious companies. The goal is to strengthen the emerging urban living lab community of experts, in order to promote and curate insights and knowledge about the urban living lab methodologies, to be shared globally.

This year’s theme: ‘Perspectives on Impact’
This year we will work together on learning and co-creating on how to measure and make impact with urban living labs. For this conference, impact is defined as: making lasting change in society through the development, operation, experimentation, and learning in the Living Labs.

Date: Tuesday 22 June 2021
Time: 14:00-18:00 CEST
Location: Online livestream

14:00 to 18:00 CEST
Workshop descriptions can be found on the program booklet on the website.

Workshop by Hank@Educore:
Leveraging distributed collective intelligence in the new (digital)/hybrid) commons – Hank Kune (Educore)

This is an online event, free of costs. Please share this invitation with colleagues or (business) relations. For more information, please contact Nout Keijzer.

If you see a workshop in program that interest you and where you can contribute, please let us know and we’ll bring you into contact.

We look forward seeing you on June 22nd!


The Earthshot Prize

The following text has been adapted from a BBC News article by Justin Rowlatt, published on October 8th 2020:

‘Prince William and Sir David Attenborough have joined forces to launch what they hope will become the “Nobel Prize for environmentalism”.

‘They say the search is on for 50 solutions to the world’s gravest environmental problems by 2030. With £50m to be awarded over a decade, the “Earthshot Prize” is the biggest environmental prize ever.

‘The Prince said “positivity” had been missing from the climate debate – something the award could supply. “The Earthshot prize is really about harnessing that optimism and that urgency to find some of the world’s solutions to some of the greatest environmental problems,” he told the BBC.

‘Anyone could win, he explained, as he called for “amazing people” to create “brilliant innovative projects”. These, he said, could help save the planet.

‘”I feel right now it’s my responsibility”, Prince William said. The world is “at a tipping point”, explained the Prince, who said the Earthshot Prize is his and Sir David’s effort to ensure we hand the planet on to our children and grandchildren “in a better state than we found it.”

‘The Earthshot Prize will make five awards of £ 1million each year for 10 years. These “Earthshots” are intended as “universal goals to repair our planet by 2030” and will go to the best and most innovative ideas to help:

  • Protect and restore nature
  • Clean our air
  • Revive our oceans
  • Build a waste-free world
  • Fix our climate

International initiatives addressing societal challenges

There are many international initiatives addressing climate change and other societal challenges. The Global Lab for Societal Innovation is just one of them.

Exemplary efforts are being made through various United Nations agencies to tackle the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

See, for example:

The Presencing Institute is working on several programs aimed at bringing people together to work on societal transformation.


A recent initiative of extraordinary potential is the Earthshot Prize. The intention is the mobilize people to develop powerful initiatives to solve key climate problems by 2030.