Aim of the project
To mobilize and empower creativity by establishing Urban Living Labs in partnership with urban authorities and (impact) investors that will allow local creatives (designers, innovators, and entrepreneurs) to collaborate and arrive at frugal solutions that enhance safety and security in their towns and cities.
The research study investigates how creative cities can contribute to safer cities through two action learning cases: Dandora Transformation League in Nairobi, Kenya and How Long? Park, Umlazi – eThekwini, South Africa.
Experts in the fields of urban safety, living labs, creativity, and frugal innovation come together with the goal of creating a Living Lab that will enable local creatives—designers, innovators, and entrepreneurs—to develop (frugal) solutions that will improve safety and security in Durban, South Africa, and Nairobi, Kenya, in partnership with urban authorities and (impact) investors.
ACTION LEARNING CASES
- Putting safety in cities on the table
- Addressing Urban Safety in African Cities during the World Urban Forum 2020
- Radical Collaboration Lab Amsterdam
- Rethinking urban safety through creative interventions
- What Design Can Do Live 2019.