For municipalities

We see the promotion and continuation of participatory urban development as a social task. It is everyone's responsibility. At the same time, the public sector has a special responsibility here. This is where formal participation procedures are implemented, processes are supported and the design of our living spaces is significantly influenced. In municipal planning, there is room for maneuver and multiple opportunities for change towards more participation, more democracy and more diverse access for the urban population. As a local authority, would you like to help shape this change and rethink public planning? We have an interdisciplinary team of academics and (planning) practitioners with a wealth of expertise and specialist knowledge to support you.

Transferwerkstatt "Leerstand als Chance" in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Thüringer Ministerium für Infrastruktur und Landwirtschaft und den Leergutagenten der IBA Thüringen


Communication & participation

Decisions and resolutions on urban development measures have a direct impact on our living space. Many people initially lack a basic understanding of how municipal planning works. The aim should therefore be to communicate the relevant processes in a low-threshold manner and to make decisions based strictly on the needs and requirements of residents. There are numerous concepts and ideas that go far beyond the legal requirements for formal participation in order to identify these and design participation processes. We know our way around, have an overview of inclusive participation formats and provide support for successful implementation.

  • Tailor-made communication strategies
  • Event planning & moderation
  • Conception and implementation of target group-specific participation processes

Concept & Strategy

Is there already a plan for a public facility that will serve the community? Or the goal of establishing a temporary use of space that brings people (more) into contact with each other and into conversation? Or have you long had the idea of designing a public exhibition to stimulate and communicate pressing social issues? If so, we will find the right concepts and know which aspects should not be forgotten.

  • utilization concepts
  • spatial design
  • governance models
  • financing models
  • profitability calculations
  • Objectives, indicators, effectiveness

Control & Management

We know what it means to organize good project management. It's a full-time job that sometimes simply doesn't have the resources. You can commission us to take on this responsible task with a great deal of experience and expertise.

  • Project coordination

Project development & coaching

One is the optimization of communication and participation in municipal planning processes. The other is the internal planning processes, which can also be designed as efficiently and fairly as possible. Both components require a well thought-out and careful concept. To this end, we offer a wealth of expertise in organizational development, project development and public relations.

  • Consulting
  • Networking
  • workshops

Research & Analysis

We create empirical foundations for decisions and discourse. In doing so, we can draw on scientific expertise in various spatial and social disciplines, from which we can develop tailor-made methodological approaches for your questions. And we do this on different scales, qualitatively and/or quantitatively as well as participatively and very close to the needs of the population.

  • Needs analyses
  • Feasibility studies
  • research projects
  • Knowledge transfer & dissemination
  • Organization and moderation of conferences and symposia