Cities have to face both economic and social recovery and green transition challenges. To overcome these challenges, local public administrations have developed their innovation capacities, and particularly “public innovation labs” based on design or user-centric methods: co-designing with citizens, experimenting, prototyping, testing and many other forms of innovation that will be discussed during this lab. These models will naturally nurture the New European Bauhaus.
A first conversation between Lille Metropole and Valencia, World Design Capitals 2020 and 2022, will focus on their experience of how these methods have changed their way of developing new policies and drive green, inclusive transitions with citizens. In small subgroups, participants will then share their own experiences of public innovation and public administration transformation and together will debate the added value of such methodologies and how they could contribute to a fair and green transition of cities. We'll conclude with the prospect of accelerating the Green Deal locally through the New European Bauhaus.