Connecting Researchers and City Makers

Fundamentally tackling wicked problems

By instigating strong and inspiring co-creation between City Makers and urban researchers

13.30 – 15.15 hrs / Workspace

Every City Maker can easily sum up three, four wicked problems he/she encounters daily. Solving these takes time, energy, good relations with policy makers. And (access to) solid facts, insights and arguments in order to engage constructively with all stakeholders. But how to get relevant scientific information about specific issues? How to create good connections and even co-creation between City Makers and researchers?

Based on experiences from the EC SEiSMiC program (Societal Engagement in Science, Mutual Learning in Cities) we will generate wishes, ideas and chances to generate a strong co-creative environment between ‘the street and the lab’.