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toolkit to inspire urban labs launched

The final conference of the URB@Exp project (JPI-Urban Europe) took place in Graz, Austria. Together with its partners, Pantopicon launched a toolkit for civil servants or other stakeholders exploring to set up their urban lab. The LAB kit – as it is called – contains a booklet of guidelines and […]

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rural & rurban innovation in Midden Delfland

… is the name of a new innovation network for sustainable rural and rurban innovation in Midden-Delfland. Pantopicon collaborates on the setup of the network with the municipality of Midden-Delfland, the province of Zuid-Holland, Wageningen University and Imagro. Midden IN Delfland will bring together urban, rural and agrarian players to engage in collaborative action. Currently, they […]

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International Lifestyle Studies – Antwerp field trip

During their yearly International Lifestyle Week field trip, students of the Fontys bachelor programme International Lifestyle Studies visited Antwerp. Over the course of three days, they explored the city’s offerings and hunted for local trends. Furthermore, Pantopicon challenged them to come up with concept designs for sustainable enterpreneurship in the Nieuw Zuid neighbourhood. Together […]

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co-creating sustainable entrepreneurship for Nieuw Zuid

What could sustainable entrepreneurship look like in Antwerp’s Nieuw Zuid (New South) neighbourhood, currently under construction? This question has been at the core of Pantopicon’s Citylab2050 activities for the neighbourhood from the start. Earlier on, a series of thematic sessions laid the groundworks for ideas on initiatives in the realm of mobility, food, sharing, smart tech etc. […]

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future of entrepreneurship in Nieuw Zuid

How can an emerging neighbourhood be rendered the perfect feeding ground for innovative entrepreneurs? Or … which types of innovative entrepreneurship might help to enhance the ecological and social sustainability of a neighbourhood? These and many other questions kickstarted a new Stadslab2050 track on the Antwerp neighbourhood under construction “Nieuw Zuid”. […]

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sharing for sustainable cities

How can sharing initiatives render urban contexts more sustainable? Which future sharing initiatives can we develop for Antwerp? Which levers might help these initiatives gain traction and grow? What might be the role of local authorities in all of this? Around these and other questions Stadslab2050 & Pantopicon brought together a group […]

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Pop-up Lecture on Urban Labs

On Wednesday Nicole gave a lecture about Pantopicon’s work on Urban Labs, to a group of students looking to generate new ideas on the future of what the municipality in Gellerup, Århus (Denmark) could provide and offer to the local community. This Pop-up Class was organised within the context of the Sprout Talent Week, which is […]

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LAB-Café #WNM16

During the final “LABCafé” of the happening “de Week van Nieuw Maastricht” #WNM16 on June 3rd 2016, Nicole engaged in a panel discussion on the future of urban labs/citylabs. Other panellists included Maurice Hermans (author of “De Anti-stad”), Frank Strolenberg (Cultural Heritage Institute of the Netherlands), Saskia Beer (Transformcity), Gerdo van […]

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inspiration kit for urban labs

Within the framework of Urb@exp – an EU project studying and sharing experiences between urban labs across Europe – Pantopicon is developing an inspiration kit for budding urban lab initiatives. The L.A.B.kit, currently in the early stages of development, is primarily aimed at municipalities or related organizations exploring their options to […]

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