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Become a Change Maker!

The journey of becoming a Change Maker at the Urban Living Lab Center is an exciting and unparalleled opportunity. It offers a gateway to join an esteemed international network that includes renowned institutions such as UN-Habitat, MIT and the Wuppertal Institute as well as a global network of universities dedicated to driving sustainable change in urban environments.


Who is a Change Maker?

A Change Maker is an individual who uses their skills, expertise, and passion to make a positive difference in their communities. They are doers, turning innovative ideas into reality. They can come from any background or region, and they all share a common goal: to drive meaningful change in urban environments.


Key Attributes of a Change Maker:

  1. Passionated: They have a deep interest in urban transformation and sustainable development.

  2. Systems thinkers: They have a holistic understanding of urban environments. 

  3. Innovative: They think outside the box to find replicable and scalable solutions to urban challenges.

  4. Motivated: They are continually learning and improving their knowledge and skills to better contribute to their cause, and eager to utilize learning resources such as online short courses and webinars, or to pursue further studies.

  5. Adaptive: They are comfortable working in dynamic environments such as in living lab partner cities.

  6. Shared vision: They work towards building a shared vision with other stakeholders to guide their actions and decisions.

  7. Community-oriented: They are strongly connected to their communities and are active participants in understanding and meeting stakeholder needs, allowing them to create solutions that address real-world issues.

  8. Impactful: They strive to make a tangible difference in their communities, measuring success not just by effort, but by the positive changes they help bring about.

How to Become a Change Maker:

Anyone with the above attributes can become a Change Maker. If you're interested, follow these steps:

1. Register 

2. Learn: Participate in one of our e-courses, enrol in our degree programs to gain the necessary knowledge and skills or be in any other way active in your community to drive change. 

3. Be a real Change Maker: As soon as we receive proof of your accomplishments (send it to: you are officially part of the ULLC Change Maker Team and an exciting journey is waiting for you. 

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