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Future City_Lab – Living Lab for Sustainable Mobility Culture

Together with six other living labs at different universities in the state of Baden-Württemberg, the project Future City_Lab – Living Lab for Sustainable Mobility Culture is part of the funding program "Strengthening the Contribution of Science to Sustainable Development". The living lab research approach does not only aim at enhancing the applicability of research findings for solving policy problems but also at enhancing society’s capacity for sustainable development.

How do people in the Stuttgart region want the mobility system to look like in the future? What are their visions, ideas and potential contributions to the development of a sustainable mobility culture? The living lab creates a platform for new approaches and partnerships to promote a sustainable mobility culture. In doing so, the living lab is guided by an extended understanding of prosperity that includes quality of life in the city as well as in the Stuttgart region. By means of a joint process of knowledge production, gathering of research data, conducting real-life experiments and developing visions for a sustainable mobility culture, citizens become co-researchers as well as more deeply involved in local socio-political issues.

The project duration is January 2015 to December 2017. The Future City_Lab is coordinated by the Institute of Landscape Planning and Ecology of the University of Stuttgart. Updates about progress and findings in the living lab can be found on the project homepage.

Funding: Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg
Project duration: January 2015 to December 2017
Project staff: Dr. Marco Sonnberger
Sophia Alcantara, M.A.
Contact: Marco Sonnberger
Sophia Alcantara
(in German)
Living Lab for Consumer Behavior

The Future City_Lab is additionally funded by the Umweltbundesamt (UBA). In the context of this additional funding, three more real-life experiments are conducted. Furthermore, the project team undertakes a scientific reflection of further potentials to promote sustainable everyday cultures.

Funding: Additional funding by the Umweltbundesamt
Project duration: November 2015 to December 2017
Project staff: Rainer Kuhn, M.A.
Sophia Alcantara, M.A.
Dr. Marco Sonnberger
Contact: Rainer Kuhn

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