Prototyping a Healthy City

Summer School 2023  For the fourth time in a row, CityLAB Berlin Summer School is took place this September. In cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) and the Technical University of Berlin (TU), students worked on practical solutions for urban challenges and developed innovative prototypes during the ten-day Summer School. While Summer School … Read more

Insights first international LabCamp in Barcelona

How strong alliances can secure the success of public innovation labs Written by Yannick Müller & Anne KruseThis article was originally published at Who was there and what was discussed? There are already hundreds of public innovation labs worldwide, and many cities are considering founding their own labs or innovation units within their public … Read more

The Bürgeramt of the Future – Part 1

The Bürgeramt of the Future – Part 1 How can Berliners get appointments at Bürgerämter – “citizen offices” – more quickly than is currently possible? What would a work station at a Bürgeramt of the future look like? Which workflows at the Bürgeramt for city employees in training could be optimized so as to get … Read more

Service design: Pursuing the path to the administration oasis

Service design: Pursuing the path to the administration oasis Imagine you need an administrative service, such as a document or permit, and everything goes quickly, smoothly – and tailored to your needs. This is exactly the scenario we mean when we talk about the “administration oasis” at CityLAB. At our summer event celebrating our third … Read more

CityLAB Project Days: Digitalization with a difference – Mall Anders!

By Yannick Müller Shaping the Smart City – In creative ways A few clothes racks, shelves and light fixtures were left over from the previous tenant of a store space in the Wilma-Arkaden shopping mall in Berlin-Wilmersdorf. These were repurposed as modular furniture, seating, display and work spaces. Based on an initiative pursued by the … Read more