Well-being real-world laboratoriesTransdisciplinary Research on urban sustainability transitions at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal (Transzent) and the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
PRESENTING THE toolS
AREA of socio-ecological sustainability transformations
Citizen led urban innovations on food short chains, occupation of empty housing lots and animation of a community meeting place.
TOOLS for Knowledge co-production between scientists and practitioners
Constructing of well-being indicators for Wupertal based on the OECD better life index
Creating space for change: real-world laboratories for sustainability transformations
In the face of persistent sustainability problems challenging economic development, ecological integrity as well as social justice, transformational changes are crucial. Proposed changes shall include, for instance, large-scale transitions of practices, infrastructures as well as values and priorities. In Germany, real-world laboratories are proposed for research in and with society, aiming to understand and contribute to transformations. This article presents a frontrunning research program on real-world laboratories and their accompanying research projects taking part in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany.