Where we work
Stadslab aims to offer design expertise to its hosting-cities while offering its participants a unique way to develop their personal skills, knowledge and international network. From our base in Europe we started to develop a track record in mid-sized cities in Central and Eastern Europe (Lublin, Poland / Miskolc, Hungary / Batumi, Georgia / Melitopol, Ukraine / Belgrade, Serbia / Rotterdam, Netherlands). From 2011 onwards we expanded our working territory and started a collaboration with Fukuoka, Japan. Now we are also discussing programs for cities in China, USA, Russia and the Netherlands. Stadslab now considers itself a global institution, but still we emphasise the specific needs of second tier cities and regions. These cities have to compete in an open and increasingly global market economy and they will need to invest in modern infrastructure, residential and workspaces and governance structures. In many medium sized cities there is a lack of expertise and institutional capacity to develop and guide the necessary developments.