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  • Toolkit Series: N.6 – Integrating Citizens’ Perceptions of Urban Environmental Quality into Inclusive City Planning Processes

    Toolkit Series: N.6 – Integrating Citizens’ Perceptions of Urban Environmental Quality into Inclusive City Planning Processes

    Explore the intersection of community insights and urban environmental planning with our toolkit designed for an array of stakeholders—from city managers and urban planners to environmental activists and the citizens themselves. These guidelines facilitate a participatory approach to urban planning, focusing on the integral role of urban nature in enhancing resilience and quality of life […]

  • Twenty years in the EU in an interview with Professor Michal Lošťák

    Twenty years in the EU in an interview with Professor Michal Lošťák

    How has the academic life of teachers and students changed after joining the European Union? What has been the contribution in the field of science and research? How important are European Union projects? And what is the BETTER Life project all about? Not only these questions were answered in a special episode of the Czech […]

  • BETTER Life Project Toolkits Presented to South Korean Gwacheon Delegation: Enhancing University-Municipality Collaboration

    BETTER Life Project Toolkits Presented to South Korean Gwacheon Delegation: Enhancing University-Municipality Collaboration

    During the visit of the delegation from municipality council and municipality administration of the South Korean city of Gwacheon (May 6, 2024), Michal Lostak (Principal Investigator of the BETTER Life project) presented the toolkits developed under the BETTER Life project. The reason for this presentation were the delegation’s questions about the universities’ role in supporting […]

  • Ministerial delegation in discussion with BETTER Life team members

    Ministerial delegation in discussion with BETTER Life team members

    On Wednesday 27 March 2024, a delegation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs led by 1st Deputy Minister Jiří Kozák visited the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague. They met with the 1st Vice-Rector of the University and Principal Investigator of the BETTER Life project, Professor Michal Lošták and other members of the project team. […]

  • Toolkit Series: N.6 – Design Thinking for the co-design of public open spaces

    Toolkit Series: N.6 – Design Thinking for the co-design of public open spaces

    Embark on a transformative journey with our Design Thinking toolkit, your ultimate guide to co-designing vibrant public open spaces. Rooted in human-centered principles, this practical toolkit empowers users to harness the power of Design Thinking and deliver integrated solutions that truly reflect the needs and aspirations of local communities. 🔍 Holistic Approach: Dive into a […]

  • Toolkit Series: N.5 – Visual Methodologies for Landscape Observatory

    Toolkit Series: N.5 – Visual Methodologies for Landscape Observatory

    Step into a world where art and science converge with our Visual Methodologies for Landscape Observatory guideline. Designed to equip young researchers, spatial planners, architects, and community stakeholders alike, this toolkit revolutionizes how we work and communicate on spatial and landscape planning approaches. 🎨 Artistic Fusion: Discover the power of visual tools, from photographs to […]

  • Virtual International Spring School 2024 for Early Career Researchers in Life Sciences: Recap

    Virtual International Spring School 2024 for Early Career Researchers in Life Sciences: Recap

    Our Spring School 2024, held from the 9th of April to the 10th of April 2024, is finished. Participants from seven countries, most of them PhD students or postdocs, spent two days learning about the concept of socially engaged research, how it can be applied, and what challenges it involves. The BETTER Life team presented […]

  • Toolkit Series: N.4 –ShinyR

    Toolkit Series: N.4 –ShinyR

    Discover ShinyR, your ultimate companion for data analyses, presentation, and interpretation, all within an interactive web-based platform. Say goodbye to the complexities of statistical programs and embrace a user-friendly approach to understanding your data. 🌐 Interactive Web Interface: Seamlessly navigate through your data with the help of Rs Shiny app, designed to simplify data interpretation […]

  • Toolkit Series: N.3 – Promote your Research Communication

    Toolkit Series: N.3 – Promote your Research Communication

    Crafted as a user-friendly guide, this toolkit is your go-to resource for elevating the visibility and impact of your research findings, particularly within the Quadruple Helix framework. 📘 Comprehensive Guidance: Explore six meticulously curated chapters, providing step-by-step instructions for researchers in the life sciences domain. From pre-publication tasks to monitoring research impact, we’ve got you […]

  • EMU-UNICAM Join Forces to Pilot BETTER Life Toolkit in Italian Case Studies

    EMU-UNICAM Join Forces to Pilot BETTER Life Toolkit in Italian Case Studies

    On March 18-20, 2024, a BETTER Life team of the Estonian University of Life Sciences (EMU), including Anton Shkaruba and Siiri Külm, visited the University of Camerino (UNICAM). The purposes of the visit were to identify case studies for piloting the BETTER Life Toolkit no.1 “Supporting Interaction of Community, Science, and Governance”, and to work […]