ISU SPACE LAB
ISU SPatial Analytics + Crossdisciplinary Experimentation Lab
Volkswagen Foundation funds „ISU SPACE LAB“ with one million euros.
The Institute for Sustainable Urban Development (ISU) at Technische Universität Braunschweig is receiving one million Euros from the Volkswagen Foundation to develop the ISU SPatial Analytics + Crossdisciplinary Experimentation Lab - ISU SPACE LAB.
Funded within the funding line of the „Momentum – Promotion of First-Appointed Professors“ the institute, headed by Professor Vanessa Miriam Carlow since 2012, will expand its research in digital urbanism. With regard to the transformation and development of future cities and urban regions, digitization plays an increasingly important role. In order to explore the digital realm for urban development, the ISU will establish this dedicated infrastructure - a state-of-the-art competence center for multidisciplinary urban research.
With the laboratory we will explore the digital domain (data, methods and infrastructures) in order to overcome the disciplinary boundaries of architecture, urban development and planning. The laboratory aims to expand the possibilities for better participatory planning processes, optimise resource use (including physical space) and finally achieve a better understanding of the needs of urban space and infrastructure users. The goal is to develop holistic methods and strategies for more sustainable development, thereby promoting economic, social and environmental well-being in urban agglomerations and communities.
TU Braunschweig / Sabine Jaspers GB3 Building Management; Andreas Ostermann (execution); Vanessa Miriam Carlow, Chantal Karadag und Olaf Mumm, ISU (preliminary design and users)