Lund University Living Lab-A testbed for research on future student housing and social sustainability

Project: Research

Project Details

Description

Lund University Living Lab will be a part of student housing Cassiopeia that will be built between LTH campus and Ideon in the city of Lund. The Urban Arena research network at Lund University and Akademiska Hus will work together on issues concerning future student housing. LU Living Lab will be a testbed for exploration, development and testing of innovative solutions, services and processes that aim to incorporate social values as well as environmental and economic values to future student housing through a systemic approach and tenant participation.

LU Living Lab will offer different types of cluster apartments as well as shared indoor and outdoor spaces. The expected results are new knowledge about how student housing should be designed to foster community, health and social sustainability. The newly developed methods, products and processes will be assessed and then applied by Akademiska Hus in future student housing projects. The results could also be applied in other types of housing. Arkitema, Region Skåne, Sensus studieförbundet, Future by Lund and Share Future Living will contribute to the dissemination of knowledge.
Short titleLU-Living LAB
AcronymLULL
StatusActive
Effective start/end date2021/11/012025/10/31

Collaborative partners

Funding

  • Swedish Government Agency for Innovation Systems (Vinnova)

Keywords

  • Student housing
  • Living lab
  • Social sustainability
  • Community development
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Innovation