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The Massey University Living Labs are a collaborative, research and innovation space where academics and research students work with external partners to co-create new knowledge and practices to address real world challenges.
Living Labs provide research students with the opportunity to be involved in projects alongside academic staff and external partners. It is a powerful example of applied learning.
Some of the Living Labs projects are included below.
The Palmy Plastic Pollution Challenge (PPPC) draws on citizen science to begin benchmarking all forms of plastic pollution at the level of a City (Palmerston North) and to then partner with the community to develop and implement a strategy to address this issue.
A Wellington campus-wide initiative developing activities and resources promoting the culturally-rich history of Puke Ahu (Mt Cook).
A Massey University, Wellington City Council, Palmerston North City Council and Hawkes Bay Regional Council collaboration. The project explored sustainable agricultural land use at the urban, rural and peri-urban scales.
Massey University campus-based Living Labs provide collaboration opportunities between students, academic staff and operational staff to improve campus sustainability.
A Massey University, Taranaki Regional Council, Intercreate and NIWA collaboration focussed on the Waiwhakaiho River, Taranaki. Researchers and creative professionals worked with stakeholders to collect and interpret social, cultural and environmental content in innovative ways.
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Last updated on Tuesday 26 March 2019