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A Methodology for Assessing the Impact of Living Labs on Urban Design: The Case of the Furnish Project

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CARNET, Technology Center UPC, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
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Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 08034 Barcelona, Spain
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University Research Institute for Sustainability Science and Technology (IS.UPC), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 08034 Barcelona, Spain
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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), 08034 Barcelona, Spain
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The first two authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editors: Kenji Doi and Alexis M. Fillone
Sustainability 2021, 13(8), 4562; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084562
Received: 15 March 2021 / Revised: 9 April 2021 / Accepted: 15 April 2021 / Published: 20 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Collection Sustainable Urban Mobility Project)
This paper presents a framework to support the assessment of urban design projects through Urban Living Labs (ULLs). The framework is based on the Tactical Urbanism (TU) practices and involves the use of Mobile Urban Elements (MUE) in uncertain and potentially confusing conditions (e.g., the COVID-19 context). The methodology includes the application of the Four-Phase Model (problem and ideation; development; implementation, testing and assessment; final proposal) and a quantitative and qualitative assessment. The proposed assessment criteria were developed through an evaluation according to three aspects: (1) feasibility impact; (2) social impact; and (3) spatial impact. The methodology was applied to Furnish, an urban design project based on a ULL and prototyping, which was recently developed in five European cities. The empirical results, obtained using the impact analysis, indicate that the prototypes developed in the project are transferable to other cities and generate social interaction in public spaces. The applied research showed that the Four-Phase Model may be used as a new and improved iterative design process: the LOOP Scheme. The application of this assessment methodology to ULLs may provide valuable information for the future planning of urban interventions in public spaces. View Full-Text
Keywords: urban living labs; impact analysis; urban design; co-creation; mobile urban elements; prototyping urban living labs; impact analysis; urban design; co-creation; mobile urban elements; prototyping
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Aquilué, I.; Caicedo, A.; Moreno, J.; Estrada, M.; Pagès, L. A Methodology for Assessing the Impact of Living Labs on Urban Design: The Case of the Furnish Project. Sustainability 2021, 13, 4562. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084562

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Aquilué I, Caicedo A, Moreno J, Estrada M, Pagès L. A Methodology for Assessing the Impact of Living Labs on Urban Design: The Case of the Furnish Project. Sustainability. 2021; 13(8):4562. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084562

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Aquilué, Inés, Angélica Caicedo, Joan Moreno, Miquel Estrada, and Laia Pagès. 2021. "A Methodology for Assessing the Impact of Living Labs on Urban Design: The Case of the Furnish Project" Sustainability 13, no. 8: 4562. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084562

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