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https://www.nextgeneration.city/news/living-labs-privacy-ethics.html

What does a Living Lab actually mean? How does it affect the citizens living in such a lab and how are ethical and privacy related aspects considered?

The use of Living Labs in Smart Cities are more and more common throughout their overall city strategy. It illustrates the use of bottom-up approaches, involving citizens to a much larger extent than can be seen with top-down approaches, which generally do not involve citizens at all.

But what does a Living Lab actually mean? How does it affect the citizens living in such a lab and how are ethical and privacy related aspects considered? In this article, we look into examples of Living Labs and touch upon some of the issues related to privacy and ethics when talking about Living Labs.

Would you ever give up your data in return for lower rent? How could cities approach Living Labs while respecting privacy and valuing ethical considerations? 

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