Thematic Labs

Thematic Labs will be established for urban planning, mobility, energy, and resource management. Each unit will develop learning material for each of the core topics and contribute to the development of thesis and case study developments.

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Urban Planning

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Urban Mobility

Urban Energy

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Resources

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Business models

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Education

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What we do

A key activity for the joint lab is the development course curricula for low carbon development for four thematic areas (urban development, energy, mobility and digitalisation) in collaboration with the regional hubs and thematic labs. Curricula for different educational stages will be co-developed, focusing on occupations with a high relevance for climate change mitigation and sustainable development. The Center will host the global online learning programme and the join capacity building toolbox.  

The lab will develop a multidisciplinary competence framework and carry out a training needs assessment for local authorities and local entrepreneurs (Urban Change Makers). A competence map will identify key topics to be covered by the capacity building programme and identify suitable learning tools that are suitable to reach the target audience. The multidisciplinary competence framework will consider key competences for lifelong learning as well as climate science, key technologies, social, personal, entrepreneurial and digital competences.  

The Urban Living Lab Center will also reach out to key actors in relevant projects, in particular by the International Climate Initiative, and facilitate the co-development of the capacity building and innovation programme and associated infrastructures, such as platforms and training centres.