The Urban Living Lab Center is the first Collaborating Center of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat. It is co-hosted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Technical University Berlin (TUB) and the Wuppertal Institute. Partner Universities host regional and thematic hubs, which provide support to the local co-development processes in the urban living labs, co-develop and deliver capacity building modules and support research and development.
On the fringes of the G7 sustainable urban development ministers’ meeting, the Executive Director of UN-Habitat will inaugurate the Mobility Hub of the Urban Living Lab Center to emphasize the strong commitment to local implementation action towards sustainable and low-carbon cities. The ULLC Mobility Hub will be hosted by the Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI) a UN-Habitat Action Platform, which works with partners internationally on demonstrating the validity of sustainable mobility solutions since the UN Climate Summit in 2014, where the platform was launched. As host of one the thematic hubs of the Urban Living Lab Center, the UEMI works together in a range of urban living labs, for example in the context of the EU-funded SOLUTIONSplus project, with local authorities, entrepreneurs, academia and civil society organisations on innovative policy, business and finance solutions for sustainable transport.