The “Platform for Urban Exchange” was developed within the first pilot project for the Berlin neighborhood Neu-Hohenschönhausen as part of the StadtManufaktur Berlin.
In the project, complex urban processes are channelled through overarching thinking and working. The task is to design living labs for Berlin with the help of urban partners and to distill scientifically based application-oriented results from the projects. Transformation knowledge is to be systematized and made accessible to diverse locations with comparable problem situations. The project is open to partners and actors from civil society, science and business. The initialization phase is supported by CityLAB Berlin – an experimental laboratory for the city of the future.
The pilot project “Last Mile – New Neighborhood” as part of the “StadtManufaktur” investigates to what extent new forms of mobility and use of space can support the transformation of the currently mainly monofunctional large housing estate Neu-Hohenschönhausen towards a more mixed-use and lively neighborhood. In an innovative partnership, the bridge between science and practice is being built in order to incorporate the merged knowledge into the sustainable transformation of the urban neighborhood along challenges such as demographic change, digitalization and climate change. The “Platform for Urban Exchange” was developed in order to bring the city’s multifaceted data into the negotiation processes between civilians, experts and other stakeholders and to be able to simulate them in different scenarios. The platform enables the mapping and interweaving of different urban and freely accessible data sets in real time. This allows complex urban contexts to be viewed, understood and simulated in order to be able to present and debate the consequences of upcoming planning decisions quickly and in an informed manner within workshop and stakeholder rounds.
The “Platform for Urban Exchange” describes in its current scope a first state of development, which will be further developed in the future collaboratively and under open source license.