The Florida Planning Living-Lab Networkâ„¢ is an innovative platform of collaboration that brings together and involves all stakeholders at every stage of the planning process through the concept of open-innovation.
Living Labs move planning out of traditional laboratories and into real-life contexts to stimulate innovation. The active participation of stakeholders in this open-innovation model revolutionizes the planning process by instilling collaboration from the very beginning of a project. By this method the process itself is the project, and the end result merely the logical conclusion based on research and consensus.
Jaap Vos, Ph.D.
Dr. Vos, an Associate Professor and the Director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning at FAU, has focused his research on the interaction between the built, natural, and social environment.Â Past work includes research on development trends, environmental resources equity, redevelopment, and environmental impacts of infrastructure.
Ceylan Oner, Ph.D.
Dr. Oner, an Assistant Professor at the School of Urban and Regional Planning at FAU, has research experience in the fields of globalization, metropolitan growth, and governance of global cities.Â Dr. Oner is a member of the Globalization and World Cities Research Network.
Yanmei Li, Ph.D.
Dr. Li, an Assistant Professor at the School of Urban and Regional Planning at FAU, has conducted research focused on advanced quantitative methods of spatial statistics and econometrics, housing and community development, and real estate and urban economics and finance.Â
Ms. Oâ€™Brien, a Ph.D. student in the School of Public Administration at FAU, has research interests in governance and planning policy, as well as the theory of open-innovation and itâ€™s applicability in the field of planning.Â Ms. Oâ€™Brien is the lead researcher for the Florida Planning Living Lab Network.Â Â Â
The School of Urban & Regional Planning at Florida Atlantic University is the host of the Planning Living-Lab Network. It organizes and manages the Living-Lab and the School of Knowledge.
In order to join the Living-Lab Network, a community must first apply online here. The Florida Planning Living-Lab Network will only consider applicants that meet the minimum requirements as set forth on the application.