We are a sustainability innovation lab specialised in public innovation, strategic design, scenario building, co-design with users and community centred approaches. We conduct field work, action-research, and training activities. We work both on the present and on the future(s), and both at local level and at meta level.

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Take care of your city’s public services!

  “The society is changing at a high speed and the municipality has to change to reconnect with it” declared Fleur Imming, Deputy Mayor of Social Affairs, Life and Districts... [read more]

  “The society is changing at a high speed and the municipality has to change to reconnect with it” declared Fleur Imming, Deputy Mayor of Social Affairs, Life and Districts... [read more]
Is library feminine or masculine?

Is library feminine or masculine ? What if library books were organized by book cover color? Would we then manage to avoid a gender-based classification? Or what if the readers... [read more]

Is library feminine or masculine ? What if library books were organized by book cover color? Would we then manage to avoid a gender-based classification? Or what if the readers... [read more]
Future Technologic Analysis, Brussel 2018

Phasing-In, How to initiate a process of public innovation ? Starting a public innovation process is the beginning of a change. However, any transformation of practices, methods and tools within... [read more]

Phasing-In, How to initiate a process of public innovation ? Starting a public innovation process is the beginning of a change. However, any transformation of practices, methods and tools within... [read more]
A journey through temporary use | Refill URBACT

Title of the publication / A journey through temporary use Our Final Publication shows how the Temporary Use of vacant spaces spurs innovation on a local level and guides you... [read more]

Title of the publication / A journey through temporary use Our Final Publication shows how the Temporary Use of vacant spaces spurs innovation on a local level and guides you... [read more]
A journey through temporary use | Refill URBACT

NEW USE OF VACANT SPACES SPURS INNOVATION ON A LOCAL LEVEL Over the past few decades, many cities have experimented with finding Temporary Uses for abandoned or neglected spaces and... [read more]

NEW USE OF VACANT SPACES SPURS INNOVATION ON A LOCAL LEVEL Over the past few decades, many cities have experimented with finding Temporary Uses for abandoned or neglected spaces and... [read more]
Massive Codesign : A proposal for a collaborative design framework

This book focuses on “massive codesign”: the idea that multiple and/or numerous participants having different voices collaborate in a design process broken down into different steps and formats and resulting... [read more]

This book focuses on “massive codesign”: the idea that multiple and/or numerous participants having different voices collaborate in a design process broken down into different steps and formats and resulting... [read more]
Scenario stretching game

Do you know what is “Scenario-stretching”. Not yet? Well, “Scenario-stretching” is a tool, developed by SDS, to co-create disruptive, surprising and out-of-the-box scenarios and solutions.

Do you know what is “Scenario-stretching”. Not yet? Well, “Scenario-stretching” is a tool, developed by SDS, to co-create disruptive, surprising and out-of-the-box scenarios and solutions.
REFILL Magazine Issue #2: Brokering between stakeholders involved in temporary use

Title of the Magazine /  Brokering between stakeholders involved in temporary use Responsible editors / François Jégou and Marcelline Bonneau (Lead Experts) Graphic design / Christophe Gouache, Selam Mebrahtu K.M Foreword /... [read more]

Title of the Magazine /  Brokering between stakeholders involved in temporary use Responsible editors / François Jégou and Marcelline Bonneau (Lead Experts) Graphic design / Christophe Gouache, Selam Mebrahtu K.M Foreword /... [read more]
NATCONSUMERS - Reducing residential energy through natural language feedback

How could we be more reasonable consumers? How could we adapt/modify our behaviors towards more responsible and sustainable use of energy in households? Energy saving is not a very sexy... [read more]

How could we be more reasonable consumers? How could we adapt/modify our behaviors towards more responsible and sustainable use of energy in households? Energy saving is not a very sexy... [read more]
About the publications

You'll find here SDS library with all our publications from scientific papers to books and public reports and flyers.

You'll find here SDS library with all our publications from scientific papers to books and public reports and flyers.
BIBMARKT MATCH-MAKING

Eight o’clock: people crowd in front of the entrance to De Centraale. Inside it is full: a long line of people waits in front of the counters to withdraw their... [read more]

Eight o’clock: people crowd in front of the entrance to De Centraale. Inside it is full: a long line of people waits in front of the counters to withdraw their... [read more]
REFILL Magazine Issue #1: Fitting temporary use in the legal framework

Title of the Magazine /  Fitting temporary use in the legal framework Responsible editors / François Jégou and Marcelline Bonneau (Lead Experts) Graphic design / Christophe Gouache, Sharon Ambrosio , Selam Mebrahtu... [read more]

Title of the Magazine /  Fitting temporary use in the legal framework Responsible editors / François Jégou and Marcelline Bonneau (Lead Experts) Graphic design / Christophe Gouache, Sharon Ambrosio , Selam Mebrahtu... [read more]
Milieux & créativité

Titre du livre/ “Milieux & créativités” Contributeurs/ Aich J., Beaucé P., Ben Hayoun N., Bullet J., Caraës M., Chamoiseau P., Comte P., Darné O., Didier E., Gerner J., Jégou F., John... [read more]

Titre du livre/ “Milieux & créativités” Contributeurs/ Aich J., Beaucé P., Ben Hayoun N., Bullet J., Caraës M., Chamoiseau P., Comte P., Darné O., Didier E., Gerner J., Jégou F., John... [read more]
Zero Carbon Universities - Campuses of the future

[english] What is a zero carbon campus? What does it mean ? What does it look like ? How is that different from a traditional campus? What is better in... [read more]

[english] What is a zero carbon campus? What does it mean ? What does it look like ? How is that different from a traditional campus? What is better in... [read more]
CIMULACT - Citizen and Multi-Actor Consultation on Horizon 2020

CIMULACT: Engaging all of Europe in shaping a desirable and sustainable future Citizens to provide concrete and unique input to the European Union’s research and innovation agenda CIMULACT stands for... [read more]

CIMULACT: Engaging all of Europe in shaping a desirable and sustainable future Citizens to provide concrete and unique input to the European Union’s research and innovation agenda CIMULACT stands for... [read more]
Action-research on Juvenile justice in Guadeloupe

Participatory action research for the staff intervening with minors entrusted by a court decision both in the public sector and the voluntary sector and concerned with the care of violent... [read more]

Participatory action research for the staff intervening with minors entrusted by a court decision both in the public sector and the voluntary sector and concerned with the care of violent... [read more]
Livret final de la Recherche-Action PJJ Guadeloupe

Titre du livret/ “Livret Final de la Recherche-Action PJJ Guadeloupe” Auteur / Gouache, C.   Livret Final de la Recherche-Action PJJ Guadeloupe, Recherche-action participative à destination des personnels de Guadeloupe, intervenant auprès des... [read more]

Titre du livret/ “Livret Final de la Recherche-Action PJJ Guadeloupe” Auteur / Gouache, C.   Livret Final de la Recherche-Action PJJ Guadeloupe, Recherche-action participative à destination des personnels de Guadeloupe, intervenant auprès des... [read more]
Laboratoire des usages et des pratiques innovantes (LUPI), Cité du Design, 2016

“Laboratoire des usages et des pratiques innovantes (LUPI)” Cité du Design, 2016 Le LUPI est une méthodologie innovante qui permet de développer, sous forme de scénarios d’usages, de nouveaux produits,... [read more]

“Laboratoire des usages et des pratiques innovantes (LUPI)” Cité du Design, 2016 Le LUPI est une méthodologie innovante qui permet de développer, sous forme de scénarios d’usages, de nouveaux produits,... [read more]
Social innovation in cities – Capitalisation report

Download the article / “Social innovation in cities, URBACT II capitalisation” Authors /  Jégou, F., Bonneau, M. City administrations are facing a whole range of challenges on the social, environmental and... [read more]

Download the article / “Social innovation in cities, URBACT II capitalisation” Authors /  Jégou, F., Bonneau, M. City administrations are facing a whole range of challenges on the social, environmental and... [read more]
Reuse of vacant spaces – REFILL – Urbact project

More info coming soon.

More info coming soon.
Social innovation in cities

Title of the article / “Social innovation in cities, URBACT II capitalisation” Authors /  Jégou, F., Bonneau, M.   City administrations are facing a whole range of challenges on the... [read more]

Title of the article / “Social innovation in cities, URBACT II capitalisation” Authors /  Jégou, F., Bonneau, M.   City administrations are facing a whole range of challenges on the... [read more]
HANDBOOK, CREATING SPACE FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS IN URBAN COMMUNITIES

Title of the book / “Handbook, Creating Space for Sustainable Food System in Urban Communities, Practical approaches and examples for cities” Authors /  Jégou, F., Carey, J. “The 10 cities... [read more]

Title of the book / “Handbook, Creating Space for Sustainable Food System in Urban Communities, Practical approaches and examples for cities” Authors /  Jégou, F., Carey, J. “The 10 cities... [read more]
Envisioning as an enabling tool for social empowerment and sustainable democracy in Responsible living: concepts, education and future perspectives

Title of the article / Envisioning as an enabling tool for social empowerment and sustainable democracy in Responsible living: concepts, education and future perspectives Authors / Jégou F. , Gouache C. This article... [read more]

Title of the article / Envisioning as an enabling tool for social empowerment and sustainable democracy in Responsible living: concepts, education and future perspectives Authors / Jégou F. , Gouache C. This article... [read more]
Stakeholders process 'in piazza'?

…one of the many lessons learned from Sustainable Food in Urban Communities URBACT thematic network was the very different cultures of participation and stakeholder processes accross our partner cities. Where... [read more]

…one of the many lessons learned from Sustainable Food in Urban Communities URBACT thematic network was the very different cultures of participation and stakeholder processes accross our partner cities. Where... [read more]
Killing the powerpoint and the keynote!

What will you bring home from the URBACT City Festival in Riga? was the question asked by the moderator Sally Kneeshaw at the final panel of participants representing various levels... [read more]

What will you bring home from the URBACT City Festival in Riga? was the question asked by the moderator Sally Kneeshaw at the final panel of participants representing various levels... [read more]
THINKTANK RAID _ LA COMMUNICATION ENTRE HABITANTS ET ADMINISTRATION: (RE)DESIGN D'UN SERVICE PUBLIC

Organisées par l’ESSTED, École Supérieure des Sciences et Technologies du Design de Tunis, la seconde édition des RAID ou Rencontres Annuelles Internationales du Design avait pour thème: Design et Territoire(s).... [read more]

Organisées par l’ESSTED, École Supérieure des Sciences et Technologies du Design de Tunis, la seconde édition des RAID ou Rencontres Annuelles Internationales du Design avait pour thème: Design et Territoire(s).... [read more]
URBACT II CAP Case study: Gdansk, initial steps towards responsibility sharing

Title of the article / “Case study: Gdansk, initial steps towards responsibility sharing, URBACT II capitalisation” Authors /  Bonneau, M.     * DOWNLOAD Click here to download the pdf

Title of the article / “Case study: Gdansk, initial steps towards responsibility sharing, URBACT II capitalisation” Authors /  Bonneau, M.     * DOWNLOAD Click here to download the pdf