The CapaCity – Urban Competences Implementation Lab, Gdansk, Poland
September 20th - September 22nd 2016


The workshop has worked on “How can we build on the current urban development trajectories and create an ensemble of public spaces and connections that contribute to the identity of the place, linked as it is to the birth of peace and democracy in Poland.” The workshop elaborates recommendations for public space connections within the Young City Gdansk (YCG), between the YCG and the Old Town of Gdansk and between the European Solidarity Centre (ESC) and the World War 2 Museum. Secondly the workshop identifies and assignes activities...

CapaCity Workshop CUPA Implementation Lab Wrocław, Poland
June 29th – July 1st 2016


In the framework of the CapaCity programme, the 11th Implementation Lab Workshop
following the CUPA methodology (cooperative urban planning approaches) took place from Wednesday 29th  of June until Friday 1st of July 2016 in Wrocław, Poland.


The program CapaCity – Urban Competences funded and supported by the Municipal Department 27 – European Affairs by the City of Vienna pursues a more deepened international cooperation between the City of Vienna, its organizations and other cities.
Within this framework a...

In the framework of the CUPA programme, the 9th Implementation Lab Workshop was held from Tuesday 8th of December till Friday 11th of December 2015 in Gdańsk, Poland.
The preparatory visit, which was made, resulted in a specification of the case study for Gdańsk Implementation Lab.
The Gdańsk Development Office presented three potential study cases for the CUPA Implementation Lab of which one was chosen.



Characteristics of the study case Gdańsk :

During our preparatory visit (5th - 6th november 2015), the...

In the framework of the CUPA programme the seventh Implementation Lab Workshop was held on Wednesday 26th till Friday 28th of November 2014 in Braşov (Romania)


The Final report of the CUPA BRASOV Implementation Lab is available. (Update: 21st february 2015)


IL-BRASOV-Final-report-2014-11-26-till-28-[final].pdf (38,3 Mb)


Implementation Lab - CUPA KRAKÓW
Date: 11th - 14th October 2011
Venue: Municipality Office City of Kraków


•    English Final Report (IL-KRAKOW-2011-Final-Report-V05.pdf; 16,7Mb)
     (An updated version !)

The study case: KRAKÓW CHANEL
Problems of possible flooding of Kraków by Vistula River and its branches...

The area concerned by this project is situated at the west side of Charleroi, and covers 4 districts (7,2 km_ and 12.500 inh.). One of the main goals of the project is to keep in place and to increase the population in the City of Charleroi, to avoid the lost of population to the outskirts and the decrease of mixity.


The 3 mains axes of action are to:
- upgrade the quality of the environment, degraded by the old heavy industries,
- upgrade the quality of life of the population, who is leaving the area,
- create the redevelopment of the area, with respect to the cultural and industrial heritage.
The originality of the...

The Vienna Danube Island is first a flood protection and second a leisure, pleasure and a man made ecological reserve. It combines severals functions in time and space. The northern and southern part are nature habitats, the centre part is more urban. Facilities: 
restaurants (22 with over 3000 seats); swimming areas with shallow water and beaches; a wide streched path work for cyclists, hikers, joggers and skaters; barbecue spots; play grounds; sporting grounds; bike and boat rentals; windsurfing school; water chute; water ski lift; trampolins; sailing boat marinas; rowing boat regatta area incl. all infrastructure like e.g. tribunes.


Length: 22 km, width: up...

The planning & redeveloptment process In 1998 eight development companies interested in rebuilding this 6.3-hectare site neighbourhood nor its administration would allow the erection of simple tenement buildings. Only an adequate and fully compatible alternative to the factory would be acceptable. Accordingly, the primary redevelopment goal remains the creation of a new neighbourhood quarter that contains a balanced mix of residences, employment and recreational potential. Redevelopment of this site remains a unique opportunity to create a new and improved image for the district.