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 minds behind CityLAB Berlin: Victoria Boeck

CityLAB Berlin would be nothing without its employees, who draw on a wide range of expertise to advance digitalization in Berlin. Our series The minds behind CityLAB Berlin introduces you to different CityLAB team members every month. Inside Victoria Boeck’s mind 1. Who are you and what is your role at CityLAB Berlin? I’m Victoria … Read more

Fall clean up at Gieß den Kiez

Gieß den Kiez – our platform for the Berlin tree-watering community – was one of the early prototypes we released at CityLAB in spring 2020. Since then, over 3,200 people are active watering trees on the platform, whereby trees have been watered with over 1.6 million liters of water. The enthusiastic feedback we received motivated us … Read more

Our visit to the twin city of Jakarta

In June 2022, CityLAB Berlin received a delegation from Jakarta and Bangkok as part of the EuropeAid project “Smart Change”. The return visit to Jakarta was scheduled for two months later and CityLAB got to participate as well. What were the most intriguing insights and what was particularly memorable? Join us for a review of our trip!

A look into Berlin’s coffers

Living in Berlin generates a wide range of running costs – from teachers’ salaries and the expansion of daycare centers to the promotion of cultural institutions and affordable housing, the budget has a major impact on social life in the city. In addition, there are long-term investments to be made in technical and social infrastructure … 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

CityLAB Summer Party: Summertime labness!

On June 30, 2022 we celebrated our third anniversary – and we did so in style! It was the first in-person summer party since we opened in 2019, and you showed us once again that we have the best community and work for the greatest city in the world! The Summer Party in numbers: 🥳 … Read more