TuneOurBlock – Transforming urban quarters to human scale environments: applying superblock concepts for different urban structures


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Team: Joshua Grigsby, Elena Mali, Francesco Remonato
Partners: TU Vienna, AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology, studio LAUT, City of Vienna, Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik (DIFU), Changing Cities, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Cluj-Napoca Urban Innovation Unit, City of Berlin 
Funding Agency: JPI Urban Europe, ERA-NET Cofund

As part of an international r&d consortium STC is investigating Superblocks as strategy for transformative urban change. 

TuneOurBlock validates, internationalizes and expands the Superblock concept as policy and planning strategy for transformational urban adaptation. Municipal planners, practitioners, researchers, and NGOs, co-create effective and transferrable guidelines, policy options and tools for implementing Superblocks in varied urban contexts.

TuneOurBlock examines strategies to respectfully involve diverse stakeholders and explores practical steps for implementation processes. These strategies are tested in Urban Living Labs (Vienna & Berlin), validated by partners in Slovenia and Romania and with Europe-wide peer-groups of municipal and civic stakeholders.

TuneOurBlock provides recommendations for empowering Superblock implementations in European cities and general knowledge for how to effectively approach transformational urban interventions. A strong dissemination package transfers the results to policymakers, municipal administrations, academia, the private sector and civil society. 

Selected detail views of previous STC projects that touched on the Superblock concept. 

In the past we have been working with the Superblock concept in the projects [r&d] postcarbon Vienna and FUTURAMA REDUX.

Now we are looking forward to further these ideas together with the TuneOurBlock project partners! 

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