Urban Experiments and Laboratories


James Evans, Andrew Karvonen and Rob Raven (eds). 2016. The Experimental City. London: Routledge.

Reviewed by Matthias Gross and Nona Schulte-Römer in Science, Technology & Human Values; Robert Shaw in Local Environment; and Claudia Mendez and Pim Peters in Technoscienzia: Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies

Special Issues

Andrew Karvonen and Bas van Heur. 2014. Urban Laboratories: Experiments in Reworking CitiesInternational Journal of Urban and Regional Research 38(2): 379-470.

Journal Articles

Erica Eneqvist, Jessica Algehed, Christian Jensen, and Andrew Karvonen. 2022. Legitimacy in municipal experimental governance: questioning the public good in urban innovation practicesEuropean Planning Studies 30(8): 1596-1614

Erica Eneqvist and Andrew Karvonen. 2021. Experimental governance and urban planning futures: five strategic functions for municipalities in local innovationUrban Planning 6(1): 183-194.

James Evans, Ross Jones, Andrew Karvonen, and Lucy Millard. 2015. Living labs and co-production: university campuses as platforms for sustainable transitionsCurrent Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 16: 1-16.

Andrew Karvonen and Bas van Heur. 2014. Urban laboratories: experiments in reworking citiesInternational Journal of Urban and Regional Research 38(2): 379-92.

James Evans and Andrew Karvonen. 2014. ‘Give me a laboratory and I will lower your carbon footprint!’ – urban laboratories and the pursuit of low carbon futuresInternational Journal of Urban and Regional Research 38(2): 413-30.

Book Chapters

Andrew Karvonen. 2018. City of permanent experiments?, in B. Turnheim, P. Kivimaa and F. Berkhout (eds) Innovating Climate Governance: Moving Beyond Experiments, 201-215, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

James Evans, Andrew Karvonen, and Rob Raven. 2016. The experimental city: new modes and prospects of urban transformation, in The Experimental City, ed. James Evans, Andrew Karvonen, and Rob Raven, 1-12, London: Routledge.

Andrew Karvonen, James Evans, and Bas van Heur. 2014. The politics of urban experiments: radical change or business as usual?, In After Sustainable Cities?, ed. Mike Hodson and Simon Marvin, 104-115, London: Routledge.

James Evans and Andrew Karvonen. 2011. Living laboratories for sustainability: exploring the politics and epistemology of urban transition, In Cities and Low Carbon Transitions, ed. Harriet Bulkeley, Vanesa Castán Broto, Mike Hodson, and Simon Marvin, 126-141, London: Routledge.