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280.469 -Urban Living Labs- Fundamentals and Implemented Projects Transformation of cities in the light of climate change and the COP21 decisions: theoretical and experimental concepts for Urban Living Labs
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VU, 2.0h, 4.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

- define different scientific approaches for the Basics of Living Labs and declare Living Labs in their implementation in diverse contextes, commenced with Open Innovation- and User Innovation conceptions over transformations and transitions research to Resilience- and Sustainability concepts.

- explain the effects of climate change on capitals, as well as european policies to de-carbon our society and

- describe paths for sustainable development in the areas of buildings, mobility, spatial planning, Gouvernance and enbedding of inhabitants wih participation or Citizen Design Science.

- recherche Best Practice Samples, which will be prepared and evaluated together

- also discuss real implemented Living Lab approaches in at least one planned excursion.


Subject of course

Fundamentals of Living Lab concepts are presented. Different scientific approaches are discussed and Living Labs in their multiple fields of applications, starting from Open-Innovation and User Innovation concepts, to Transformation- and Transition-research and Resilience- and Sustainability concepts.

As a background, the lecture will provide a short introduction about the impact of climate change on cities, European policy to decarbonize society and pathways to a sustainable development in the sectors buildings, mobility, urban planning, governance, and involvement of residents with participation or Citizen Design Science.

In the practical part students will investigate best practice examples, which will be compiled,  and jointly evaluated. At least one excursion is planned to discuss implemented Living Lab concepts.

Teaching methods

Course lectures of experts, exercises in the practical part, discussion

Karin Stildorf and Peter Hinterkörner will contribute as guest lecturers

Mode of examination




Course dates

Tue15:00 - 18:0015.10.2019Seminarraum 268/1 Urban Living Labs - Unit 1
Tue15:00 - 18:0022.10.2019Seminarraum 280/1 Urban Living Labs - Unit 2
Tue15:00 - 18:0005.11.2019 Urban Living Labs - Unit 3: Field Trip
Tue15:00 - 18:0019.11.2019Seminarraum 280/1 Urban Living Labs - Unit 4: Student’s oral presentation
Tue15:00 - 18:0010.12.2019Seminarraum 280/1 Urban Living Labs - Unit 5
Tue15:00 - 18:0007.01.2020Seminarraum 268/1 Urban Living Labs - Unit 6: Student's Presentations
Tue15:00 - 18:0014.01.2020Seminarraum 4/2 Urban Living Labs - Einheit 6: Präsentation der Studierenden

Examination modalities

Students will research Living Lab best practice examples alongside relevant categories of target setting, infrastructure, planning and innovation and involvement of residents. They will present and discuss the results in the course of the lecture.

- oral presentation of topics (Power Point)
- oral presentations of living lab concepts (posters)
- delivery of short summary paper

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
07.10.2019 00:00 20.10.2019 23:55 20.10.2019 23:55


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning


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