Malleswaram Urban Living Lab (M-ULL)
Updated: Jul 17, 2020
M-ULL is a neighbourhood Living Lab, conceived as a collaboration between Malleswaram Social and Sensing Local, to provide technical support for tackling problems at the ward level as well as act as a social and cultural community platform for the residents.
Key Partner: Malleswaram Social
Location: Ward 45,65, Bengaluru
What is a living lab?
An urban living lab is a platform where various stakeholders (Citizens, Government, local community organizations, Companies) can come together to look for solutions in an open, inclusive, and collaborative approach.
It is conceived to provide technical support for tackling urban challenges at the scale of the ward as well as act as a social and cultural community anchor for the residents.
What is the purpose of MULL?
The main aim of M-ULL is to preserve the neighbourhood’s unique heritage and culture, while also dynamically accommodating current developmental needs.
Who are we?
Malleswaram Social is a citizens group that came together to form social ties and work on bettering the civic amenities in the area.
Sensing Local is a research organization working on urban problems with a systemic approach.
This collaboration synergizes our respective strengths and optimizes our combined resources for the greatest good of the community.
What spheres of activity will M-ULL be involved in?
The work at M-ULL aligns with the mandate of the ward committee, and therefore it will be involved in the following areas:
Public space design and management
Mobility and transportation planning
Inclusion for urban poor
What are the core activities of M-ULL?
Workshops for training and upskilling
Creation of information dissemination platforms
Organizing cultural and recreation events to bring the community together
Strategic planning for the wards and project creation
What are the goals that M-ULL hopes to achieve?
Increase transparency of data and decision making in the governance and management of the ward
Increase multi-stakeholder participation to ensure effectiveness of solutions
Put in standard processes and proper prioritization of actions
Systematic and holistic planning and implementation; to optimize use of resources and selection of best solutions
Foster experimentation - Implementation of cutting edge innovative solutions for problem solving
Channel finance/investment in the ward