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The Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods in Smart Cities - Living Labs

The research is concerned with the design, use and impact of living labs in contexts in Norway that plan to become zero emission neighbourhoods. Living labs may broadly be described as bottom-up experiments with a strong focus on citizen engagement and an intention to develop innovative solutions and/ or to achieve sustainable transitions. The term living lab is much in use to describe and promote citizen participation in real-life contexts. Living labs are characterised by a methodological openness that allows them to establish a form and develop tools that are site specific and associated with the real-life challenges that users are dealing with. In addition to being characterised by citizen engagement and a real-life context, in ZEN living labs planned experiments and iterative learning are important components. These characteristics form a framework to work with within neighbourhood contexts provided by the ZEN Centre.

Vitenskapelig, faglig og kunstnerisk arbeid

Et utvalg av nyere tidsskriftspublikasjoner, kunstneriske produksjoner, bok, inklusiv bokdeler og rapport-del. Se alle publikasjoner i databasen


Kunstneriske produksjoner

  • Nielsen, Brita Fladvad; Woods, Ruth. (2019) Bærekraftig Sveberg. Bærekraftig Sveberg


  • Klakegg, Ole Jonny; Kjølle, Kari; Mehaug, Cecilie Gillesen; Olsson, Nils; Shiferaw, Asmamaw Tadege; Woods, Ruth. (2013) 7th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation, Trondheim, June 12-14, 2013. Akademika forlag. 2013. ISBN 978-82-321-0273-0.
  • Woods, Ruth. (2008) Cities of the Future, Apolonija Sustersic: The Social Life of a Sandpit: Discussing Urban Redevelopment. 2008. ISBN 978-82-997847-0-2.

Del av bok/rapport

  • De Groote, Maarten; Bointner, Raphael; Toleikyte, Agne; Haase, Matthias; Woods, Ruth. (2016) CommONEnergy – Transforming shopping malls into lighthouses of energy efficient architectures. 9th International Conference Improving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings and Smart Communities. IEECB&SC'16.
  • Woods, Ruth; Berker, Thomas; Korsnes, Marius. (2016) Making a home in Living Lab: the limitations and potentials associated with living in a research laboratory. Proceedings of the Demand Centre Conference 2016 [online articles].
  • Haase, Matthias; Skeie, Kristian Stenerud; Woods, Ruth. (2015) Customer behaviour and energy use in European shopping centres. FARU Proceedings - 2015 8th FARU International Conference 'Making built environments responsive'.
  • Haase, Matthias; Skeie, Kristian Stenerud; Woods, Ruth. (2014) Systemic inefficiencies in retail buildings in Norway. Improving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Building Conference (IEECB’14).
  • Haase, Matthias; Woods, Ruth; Homolka, Sarah; Schneider, Sarah; Gantner, Johannes. (2014) Sustainability assessment of shopping centres. World Sustainable Building 2014 Conference, 28-30 Oct., Barcelona.