The transdisciplinary research project TuneOurBlock aims to validate, internationalize, and expand the superblocks concept as a policy and planning strategy for transformational urban adaptation. As a key member of a team that includes municipal planners, practitioners, researchers, and NGOs, LAUT is working to co-create effective and transferrable guidelines, policy options, and tools for implementing superblocks in varied urban contexts.
TuneOurBlock examines strategies to respectfully involve diverse stakeholders and explores practical steps for implementation processes. These strategies are tested in Urban Living Labs in Vienna and Berlin and assessed by partners in Slovenia and by Europe-wide peer-groups of municipal and civic stakeholders.
The lessons learned throughout the TuneOurBlock research project will be translated into recommendations for empowering European cities to implement superblocks and general knowledge for how to effectively approach transformational urban interventions. A strong dissemination package transfers the results to policymakers, municipal administrations, academia, the private sector, and civil society.
Location: Vienna, Berlin, Barcelona
Client: Funded by FFG, BMK within the JPI Urban Europe programme
Project type: Research Project
Scale: district, transnational
Team: Florian Lorenz, Georg Wieser
Project Consortium: University of Technology Vienna, Austrian Institute of Technology – AIT, City of Vienna, Smarter Than Car, Changing Cities e.V., Research Institute for Sustainability Potsdam, German Institute for Urbanism, Slovenian Academy of Sciences
Partners: City of Barcelona