Workshop Reallabor “Sustainable Urban Development in the Knowledge Society”

Last week members of GIScience Heidelberg from the TP4 of the Project Urban Office at Heidelberg University participated in a transdisciplinary two days workshop at Heidelberg University together with urban planners, urban geographers, architects and researchers from the social sciences as well as practitioners discussing the current state and future steps in the Reallabor Urban Office. The very interactive workshop discussed among others questions regarding sustainable urban planning and the knowledge society in the context of the Internationale Bauaustellung Heidelberg (IBA).

GIScience Heidelberg is leading project part 4 “Generating Knowledge for the City – new methods of public partcipation through interactive urban planning with Web 2.0 technologies. The case of the energy turn” in cooperation with ifeu Heidelberg (Institute for Energy and the Environment) and Stadtwerke Heidelberg as one part of Reallabor “Sustainable Urban Development in the Knowledge Society“.