The ‘urban lab’ is increasingly used as a site for experimentation. Are these labs actually able to give citizens more voice in decision-making, or do they rather amplify the voices of citizens that are already expressed through other channels?
This research project focuses on the media consumption and production of young people in Rotterdam, and asks how these activities can contribute to what is called an ‘urban identity’ – an identity that is connected to the city.
The 'Big data for youth policy' project revolves around the possible use of big, open and linked data for determining how to recover ‘invisible youth’, i.e. unemployed, unregistered young people that are not enrolled in an education programme.