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Living Labs: Redefining How We Build

"Living Labs" are places designed to teach us new things. They can be proving grounds, such as physical "test beds" for new technologies. Sometimes they are educational environments, designed to inform and engage people. Some things are consistent across all Living Labs: they are designed to help us learn new ways of doing things and in this process create new knowledge.

On the occasion of 2020 Climate Week NYC, the Netherlands Consulate in NYC is hosting this virtual "Living Lab" Roundtable to bring together key leaders and collaborators in a safe, thoughtful, collegial space to discuss aspects of Living Labs related to #HowWeBuild. Do we build primarily for profit? Do we build for better health or longevity? Do we build for the young or for the old? Do we build for efficiency? Everyone building faces these same questions - but we don't always arrive at the same answers. Given the #ClimateCrisis that is apparent on every continent it is clear humanity needs new tools and new direction(s) to ensure our collective health and improve our prospects for equitable growth in the future.