SMARTDEST Lisbon Co-learning Workshop: now available the technical report

The SMARTDEST project tackles social exclusion unfolding in cities that are hub to different global mobilities, with a particular focus on tourism and the intermeshed mobilities of lifestyle migrants and global nomads, migrant workers or higher education students It is thus interested in scrutinizing the drivers, mechanisms, and consequences of social exclusion at an individual or collective level and to define strategies of mitigation of such processes in the realm of formal policy and planning, or in that of citizen empowerment and participation. The project team is conducting city labs in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Jerusalem, Lisbon, Ljubljana, Turin and Venice. In all 7 cities, participatory fora have been created, solutions have been co designed and concept tested in articulation with affected communities and other stakeholders.

As part of its dissemination strategy, SMARTDEST organised the conference “CityLabs as instruments for urban change: co-learning and scaling-up”, held on March 2, 2023, from 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., in Lisbon, at the Lisbon Urban Information Centre (CIUL) and open to the public and on March 3 at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon (IGOT-UL), from 9.30a.m. to 12p.m. The event agenda can be seen in figures 1 and 2. The specific objective of this event was to present the results of the project’s 7 city labs and to establish a dialogue with researchers, civil society, and stakeholders who have engaged in similar experiences and faced the challenge of scaling up micro level results into local, national, and European scales and their policy dimensions. The participants were SMARTDEST researchers from the 7 cities where the project is being conducted. Leading experts and practitioners in the field with consolidated experience with participatory methods, were also invited. Other participants from the academia and local government also attended this conference.

The technical report can be downloaded at the following Link.

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