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Constructing the Research Model of Beijing Neighborhood Through the Living Lab Method

  • Zhiyong FuEmail author
  • Yaohua Bu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9741)

Abstract

Urban regeneration has become the new direction for smart city development since the rise and expansion of mass new urban information and communication technologies (ICTs), and the living lab method is now widely used in participatory design and research to deep dig the urban lifestyle in the context of regenerating urban sustainability. In this paper, we aim to build a multi-dimensional community research model to describe the Beijing Hutong life by living lab process. There are three layers in this model, i.e. infrastructure, activity and information layer. The infrastructure layer includes the physical living environment and public facilities in Hutong; the activity layer is about how citizen live in their home and communicate with their neighbors; and the information layer describes the culture, organization and policy related to Hutong life. This model is used in a collaborative project in Dashila, Beijing. The final prototypes and deliverables include the Traffic Caution Light Device, Energy Efficiency Smart-Bill and RFID tag. The model & tools developed in this project will be used to support the further urban regeneration research.

Keywords

Living lab Design research Urban regeneration Smart community Beijing Hutong 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Many thanks to Deland Chan and Kevin Hsu at Stanford University and Lan Li at Tsinghua University co-conduct the class, and the project related students including Yinshuai Zhang, Ellena Jang, Taoran Tang, Adelbert Tan, Cindy Lin, Karen Lee, Julianne Dones, Alicia Menendez, Daphne Gan, Dongda Wang, Zhijia Chen, Yingqi Wang. We express the sincere thanks to their contributions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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