Global Changes & Society 2023: Campus as a Living Lab

Living Labs are a growing model for collaborative sustainability innovation across disciplines and sectors. In this model, academic researchers and other experts collaborate with communities and institutions to develop and test new approaches and create locally-adaptive solutions.

The Living Lab model provides a multitude of benefits, including building community relationships and aligning the goals of multiple groups to achieve creative solutions more quickly and inclusively.


In Global Changes and Society 2023, we focused on the University of Utah campus as a Living Lab. Students met with campus staff and faculty who are working on campus sustainability and developed projects that were responsive to current questions, needs and opportunities within university operations and campus life.

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