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.

all projects
VILCO - Co-creating urban resilience

[english] How could the local power and citizen organizations better collaborate to foster resilient local dynamics in favor of the environnement? Many citizen initiatives have taken place in the Brussels... [read more]

[english] How could the local power and citizen organizations better collaborate to foster resilient local dynamics in favor of the environnement? Many citizen initiatives have taken place in the Brussels... [read more]
Design of public services at INET

[english] Training people to apply the design approach to the public action field, in a classroom-like setting, is quite a challenging wager which often leads to frustration. On the contrary, exclusively... [read more]

[english] Training people to apply the design approach to the public action field, in a classroom-like setting, is quite a challenging wager which often leads to frustration. On the contrary, exclusively... [read more]
Innovation Action-based training at SMEDAR

[english] Thanks to it’s on-field application this training is trully action-based – contrary to standard classroom training. Together with SMEDAR and the city of Rouen’s mixed syndicate for waste disposal,... [read more]

[english] Thanks to it’s on-field application this training is trully action-based – contrary to standard classroom training. Together with SMEDAR and the city of Rouen’s mixed syndicate for waste disposal,... [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]
Game design changemakers

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COMPASS - Responsible research and innovation

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Public innovation lab SPW Wallonia

[english] “The gap between what our administration preached as general executive manager of economy, employment and research and it’s actual ability to innovate, kept on growing.” says Isabel Quoilin, DGO6’s... [read more]

[english] “The gap between what our administration preached as general executive manager of economy, employment and research and it’s actual ability to innovate, kept on growing.” says Isabel Quoilin, DGO6’s... [read more]
Evaluation of sustainable policies

[english] Why don’t we assess the executed public policies of our inlands? What is preventing it from happening? Why does it never/hardly ever happen? How could we ensure that the... [read more]

[english] Why don’t we assess the executed public policies of our inlands? What is preventing it from happening? Why does it never/hardly ever happen? How could we ensure that the... [read more]
PJJ - The future of juvenile justice

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Cojardinage/cogardening

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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]
Reuse of vacant spaces – REFILL – Urbact project

More info coming soon.

More info coming soon.
L’ADMINISTRATION PUBLIQUE AU COIN DE MA RUE

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AT THE CORNER OF MY STREET A residence regarding access to local public services  A SGMAP and 27e Région partnership. Involving beneficiaries as relay to reach “invisible” citizens... [read more]

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AT THE CORNER OF MY STREET A residence regarding access to local public services  A SGMAP and 27e Région partnership. Involving beneficiaries as relay to reach “invisible” citizens... [read more]
Social innovation in cities – Urbact capitalisation

URBACT II (2007-2013) is a European exchange programme promoting sustainable and integrated urban development in line with the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy. It enables European cities to work... [read more]

URBACT II (2007-2013) is a European exchange programme promoting sustainable and integrated urban development in line with the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy. It enables European cities to work... [read more]
Visions+21 toolbox

To enable local authorities to build upon the national working group reflections on “Rio+20 and after : The future of Agenda 21″ and lead a prospective exercise of their own Local Agenda 21, a... [read more]

To enable local authorities to build upon the national working group reflections on “Rio+20 and after : The future of Agenda 21″ and lead a prospective exercise of their own Local Agenda 21, a... [read more]
Sustainable food in urban communities [urbact]

  The URBACT Thematic Network “Sustainable Food in Urban Communities” is a project involving 10 European cities that wish to grow, deliver and enjoy more sustainable food: they are looking for joint,... [read more]

  The URBACT Thematic Network “Sustainable Food in Urban Communities” is a project involving 10 European cities that wish to grow, deliver and enjoy more sustainable food: they are looking for joint,... [read more]
The Ecological and Social Transformation of the Region

Started 3 years ago the TESR (Transformation écologique et sociale de la région) stands for Ecological and Social Transformation of the Nord Pas-de-Calais Region in the north of France. We can... [read more]

Started 3 years ago the TESR (Transformation écologique et sociale de la région) stands for Ecological and Social Transformation of the Nord Pas-de-Calais Region in the north of France. We can... [read more]
PRODUCT SERVICE SYSTEMS

The Product-service systems project is part of the TURAS program (supported by the Seventh Framework Programme of the EU). The PSS project is led by Brussels Environment, Ecores, Group One,... [read more]

The Product-service systems project is part of the TURAS program (supported by the Seventh Framework Programme of the EU). The PSS project is led by Brussels Environment, Ecores, Group One,... [read more]
A21_GIRONDE, A TERRITORY OF SOCIAL CO-RESPONSIBILITY IN 2033

Agendas 21 of tomorrow for ‘Conseil General 33’ Toolbox to co-create and build with the ‘Girondin’ stakeholders a desirable vision for the territory. This was for SDS the second occasion... [read more]

Agendas 21 of tomorrow for ‘Conseil General 33’ Toolbox to co-create and build with the ‘Girondin’ stakeholders a desirable vision for the territory. This was for SDS the second occasion... [read more]
Sustainable procurement of the Rhône-Alpes Region

Immersion residence at Rhône-Alpes Regional Council to investigate public procurement processes and co-design a series of experimentations to fluidify green procurement and support the regional sustainable transition.

Immersion residence at Rhône-Alpes Regional Council to investigate public procurement processes and co-design a series of experimentations to fluidify green procurement and support the regional sustainable transition.
Agenda 21 France / Rio+20 : the future of Agendas 21

How can we (re)design local governance to facilitate local sustainable transformations?

How can we (re)design local governance to facilitate local sustainable transformations?
HUMAN CITIES 2012 / Reclaiming public space

How to reclaim public space ? How may citizen re-appropriate and seize public space for collective activities and creative interventions?

How to reclaim public space ? How may citizen re-appropriate and seize public space for collective activities and creative interventions?
Agenda 21Molenbeek / Citizen-walks

Participative organization of a series of citizens walks for the initial diagnosis phase of the new Agenda 21 process of the municipality of Molenbeek in the framework of Agenda Iris... [read more]

Participative organization of a series of citizens walks for the initial diagnosis phase of the new Agenda 21 process of the municipality of Molenbeek in the framework of Agenda Iris... [read more]
CORPUS Sustainable Street 2030

Walking on a street of a sustainable city in 20 years from now…

Walking on a street of a sustainable city in 20 years from now…
Sustainable Lifestyles 2050 (SPREAD)

What is a sustainable lifestyle? What will a sustainable future mean for the way we live, move, and consume? How do we know if our lifestyles are sustainable or not?... [read more]

What is a sustainable lifestyle? What will a sustainable future mean for the way we live, move, and consume? How do we know if our lifestyles are sustainable or not?... [read more]