(Urban participatory research & knowledge loops)
This pilot project explores how new forms of urban knowledge are co-produced between policy, business and civil society. This builds on the experience of ‘Urban Living Labs’, and the principles of a ‘collective urban intelligence’ – the capacity for enhanced learning, communication and co-production between all stakeholders….
- Wider communities of interest: as in the multi-helix ‘civic university’;
- Deeper layers of synergy: as between social, technical, economic, ecological, policy etc;
- Further horizons of change, with co-production of knowledge for transformative innovation.
The Urban-Loop has two main aims:
- External capacity building: for the wider community of interest in the city-region,
- Internal capacity building: for skills and institutional learning within UOM
These will be provided via three main objectives and actions:
- Demonstration: highlight the principles and practice of knowledge co-production / participatory research, via a local pilot project in Manchester;
- Training: provide an outline of good practice in participatory co-production, for future proposals;
- Evaluation: outline assessments of some example recent projects for institutional learning.
To explore and debate, welcome to the upcoming launch / workshop event:
Urban-loops & living labs
Friday 20th January 2023, 1230-1400 (on site / online)
Here we bring together a range of projects, which all follow some participatory approach, as part of a city-region living lab.
Participatory research is about the co-production of useful knowledge, with a wider community of interest, deeper layers of meaning, and further horizons of change.
The aims of this first meeting include:
- introduce the ‘Urban-Loop’ framework for analysis of how projects work or not
- look at experience from a range of projects
- explore how these can move forward in the wider context of a city-region living lab
Details & links coming shortly