Three cluster meetings focusing on
- Practice-orientation at CUBES, WITS, Johannesburg, South Africa (November)
- Interdisciplinarity at Xlab, PUC, Santiago de Chile (December)
- Intercultural Approach at KRVIA, Mumbai, India (February)
will take place from November 2013 to February 2014.
Welcome to URBAN LAB+
Within the context of a world ever more urban and a seemingly ever growing number and magnitude of urban challenges, several Higher Education Institutions all over the world have in recent years established so-called "Urban Laboratories" to expand and strengthen their competences in the realms of architecture, urban planning and other built environment disciplines. These units have in common, that they are dedicated to inter- or transdisciplinary research and learning, putting an emphasis on hands-on collaborative research and education, and bringing together the disciplinary resources of the academy with the practical spheres of architecture, urban design and planning.
Aiming at addressing critical questions of today's status and future orientation possibilities of the built environment education the project URBAN LAB+ provides a platform for dialogue and cooperation between various Urban Laboratories involved in the higher education as well as local urban development processes – from Europe as well as from major regions of urban growth in South Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
URBAN LAB+ will run under the Erasmus Mundus Programme Action 3 from December 2012 to November 2015 and be coordinated by the Technische Universität Berlin.