StadtLABOR is an innovation platform for cooperative urban development. 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
- Knowledge transfer, experimentation and prototyping, using design thinking and open innovation methods
- 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.