Place-based studies and urban observatories
Place-based studies and infrastructure and urban observatories, also known as living labs, are innovative approaches to research and development that aim to improve the sustainability, resilience, and adaptability of infrastructure and cities.
Place-based projects are studies for particular physical spaces where research and development are conducted in real-world conditions, allowing for the testing and demonstration of innovative solutions in situ. This approach provides valuable insights into the practicalities of implementing new technologies and solutions and can help to accelerate their deployment and commercialization.
Infrastructure and urban observatories include monitoring and data collection systems that track and analyze the performance of critical infrastructure and urban systems in real-time. These observatories can provide valuable data and insights into the behavior and performance of infrastructure and urban systems, allowing for improved decision-making and the development of more effective solutions to the challenges facing infrastructure and cities.
Both place-based studies and infrastructure and urban observatories can play an important role in advancing the sustainability, resilience, and adaptability of infrastructure and cities and in achieving a more sustainable future.