City Engage is part of the +CityXChange project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.
City Engage Activity is now recorded as part of the Citizen innovation Lab digital space The Citizen innovation Lab Webpage
Limerick’s Citizen Innovation Lab is a place for observation, co-creation and experimentation. It is a place where people can take part in activities to help shape a sustainable future for the city. A future where Limerick can become more sustainable, beautiful and inclusive. Through the Citizen Innovation Lab people can work together to explore local responses to the challenges we face. Challenges like climate change.
Limerick is to become a climate-neutral city by 2050. This means some things will change through a process called decarbonisation. There will be new technologies, new opportunities and changes in our day-to-day lives. The goal of the Citizen Innovation Lab is to help empower people in Limerick to take part, to co-create this future together.
The Citizen Innovation Lab includes a Citizens’ Observatory, an Engagement Hub, a digital platform and a programme of events. It is co-located with the School of Architecture at University of Limerick (SAUL) Fab Lab Limerick in UL’s City Campus. It operates as a collaboration between Limerick City and County Council and the University of Limerick.
City Engage seeks to increase citizens’ understanding of the project by raising awareness of positive energy concepts and over time empowering citizens to take positive energy actions in order to lower their carbon footprint.
City Engage also seeks to increase collaboration between its citizens and Limerick City and County Council in order to co -create innovative solutions to challenges within the city.
The outcome of engagement activities will enable communities to share their vision for the future of Limerick with local authority decision makers, and will assist project partners in progressing the +Cityxchange project to transform Limerick into a low carbon city.
For more information about City Engage activities, click here.