Capacity building for the 

transformation of urban mobility, energy, and resource sectors 

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Capacity Building 

Collaborative approach to the development of curricula, teaching and training resources for low carbon urban development.  


Living Lab

The partnership consists of a joint center of transformative projects and initiatives active in the field of decarbonizing cities and sustainable urban development, a Lab co-hosted by MIT, TU Berlin, and the Wuppertal Institute, and regional and thematic hubs hosted by partner universities and key network partners. 


Thematic Labs develop learning material for each of the core topics and contribute to the development of thesis and case study developments.

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Training kit

The joint platform for trainers and educators provides access to capacity-building material on key aspects to accelerate the transition towards sustainable cities.

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Regional hubs facilitate blended- and in-person learning activities tailored for each region and act as training centers for academic and professional programs.

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Master & PhD support

Master & PhD Topics


Urban Planning & Mobility

Urban Energy & Resources

Governance, Policy & Finance

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Study Group

The Urban Living Lab Center combines academic programs, professional capacity building, planning support, and entrepreneurship. 


Urban Living Lab Center

MIT Energy Initiative / TU Berlin, Urban Change Maker Group / Wuppertal Institute, Mobility, and International Cooperation 

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