A Living Lab Approach for more Sustainable Cities

“If we don’t engage with the people who are living in cities, if we don’t get them to try the technology or share their experiences, then we run the risk that the solutions will stay on the shelf, will not be used.”

In part 5 of our 2019 researcher case studies we look at Dr Francesco Pilla of the UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy.

Dr Francesco Pilla is working on several projects to tackle environmental issues in Dublin and in other European cities, with the aim of scaling up the technologies and approaches his group develops.
The research is currently co-designing and testing interventions with citizens to mitigate against poor air quality and its related health effects, to predict localised flooding and plan for future protection against such events, and to assess the value of green spaces to human health and wellbeing. The research is already increasing awareness among citizens of the need for greater sustainability, and the interventions are designed for larger-scale impact in Europe.

You can find the full text of the case study here:A Living Lab Approach for more Sustainable Cities