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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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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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Antwerp CityLab2050 – Sharing

Together with the Stadslab2050 Antwerp team, Pantopicon started a new innovation trajectory on the sharing economy as a pathway towards a more sustainable city. New (business) opportunities will be mapped with regard to sharing activities in Antwerp. On April 28th a first, exploratory workshop will be organized, followed by inspiration sessions throughout May and June. Pantopicon […]

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