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.

selected work
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]
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]
Cojardinage/cogardening

More info coming soon

More info coming soon
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]
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?
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]