StadtLABOR is an innovation platform for cooperative urban development. We understand the transformation of cities and city districts as an open and collaborative development process that creates spaces for inspiration, creativity, mutual learning and innovation.
Urban quality of life as a goal requires a comprehensive and holistic view on different aspects of the city, thus an interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral approach. In this sense, we work at the interface between city administration, developers, local businesses and institutions as well as citizens, promoting a new culture of cooperation and co-creation of solutions.
We define ourselves as an Innovation Lab, therefore, we follow different principles of „urban living labs“ in our daily work:
- Long-term, strategic partnerships between urban stakeholders: Urban transformation takes place over a longer period of time. This process requires long-term partnerships based on a shared vision, mutual trust and enhanced cooperation at eye level.
- Leave the seminar room and organize your meeting on-site: Depending on the project, we create accessible, low-threshold spaces for learning and cooperation in which stakeholders are able to develop and implement solutions together.
- Knowledge transfer, experimentation and prototyping: Complex questions imply in general multiple responses. Whenever possible, we try out and test innovative urban solutions in a real-life context, making changes visible, thus accelerating innovation.
- sustainable cities as a goal: The city of the future is resource and energy-efficient, compact, mixed, inclusive and resilient.
Since 2015, StadtLABOR is a member of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL), an international network with more than 170 members worldwide.
Our interdisciplinary team brings together people from different fields of expertise, backgrounds and age groups, including architecture, urban planning, graphic design, communication and mediation, economics, process engineering, social work and event management. Together we re-think urban transformation processes and find synergies and solutions for complex challenges.
* Previous collaborators
Viktoria Knabl | Tamara Geyer | Karin Schreiner | Alexandra Horvath | Sabine Gletter | Eva-Maria Kehrer | Martina Reiter | Marc Beeg | Christian Sprung | Remko Berkhout