Governance of Urban Sustainability Transitions

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European cities face a pressing challenge – how to provide economic prosperity and social cohesion while achieving environmental sustainability? In response, new collaborations are emerging in the form of urban living labs – sites devised to design, test and learn from social and technical innovation in real time. Funded by JPI Urban Europe, the aim of the GUST project is to examine, inform and advance the governance of sustainability transitions through urban living labs, which are proliferating across Europe as a means for testing innovations in buildings, transport and energy systems. Despite the experimentation taking place on the ground, there is a lack of systematic learning across urban and national contexts.
Effective start/end date2014/10/012017/09/30


  • FORMAS, a Swedish research council for sustainable development