Better Embedded Labs for More Synergistic Sustainable Urban Transformation Planning - Project - MOST Wiedzy


Better Embedded Labs for More Synergistic Sustainable Urban Transformation Planning

The Gdańsk experiment Towards a pandemic-resistant public space and mobility infrastructure: "Green waiting room" in the middle of the Oliwa tram The EmbedterLabs project aims to develop the capacity for more synergistic urban planning for transformations towards sustainable and resilient urban areas. It deals with two major challenges of current urban planning: 1) Labs and experiments have not achieved their full potential to inform broader learning processes to create transformative capacity, which led to 2) inconsistent policy mixes in which support for and experiments with new sustainable innovations are poorly aligned with established policies. The main goal of our project is to better embed Living Lab experiments in the established policy development process. To achieve this, a novel approach will be developed, tested, and refined through retrospective analysis of the embedment of Living Labs in Gdansk, Stockholm, and Maastricht. Furthermore, we set up Living Lab experiments concerning resilient urban infrastructure (in each of the three cities), based on action research. Our approach improves the learning processes of experiments by creating a wider learning community around the experiment, expanding the learning capacity across urban policymakers for urban transformation accordingly. Our project ultimately aims to address the challenge of creating more sustainable and resilient cities during and after the Covidcrisis, focusing on urban space and infrastructure transformations as well as active and shared mobility initiatives.


Project's acronym:
Financial Program Name:
Narodowe Centrum Nauki (NCN) (National Science Centre)
UMO-2021/03/Y/HS6/00199 z dnia 2022-03-01
Realisation period:
2022-03-01 - 2025-09-28
Research team leader:
dr inż. arch. Joanna Bach-Głowińska
Team members:
Realised in:
Department of Urban Design and Regional Planning
External institutions
participating in project:
  • city of Stockholm (Sweden)
  • City of Maastricht (Netherlands)
  • Uppsala University (Sweden)
  • University of Maastricht (Netherlands)
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
  • Maastricht Bereikbaar (Accessible) (Netherlands)
  • Gdansk Inkubator Starter (Poland)
  • SWECO (Sweden)
  • city of Gdansk (Poland)
  • Community of Gdańsk Foundation (Poland)
Project's value:
3 501 675.97 PLN
Request type:
International Research Programmes
International project
Verified by:
Gdańsk University of Technology

seen 21 times