Infrastructure and

Participatory development of attractive living spaces for a sustainable society.

In the infrastructure and society department, we are dedicated to the conception, monitoring, implementation and research of participation processes in various spatial contexts. The focus is on participation in urban and regional development in the fields of mobility and infrastructure development. The unifying element of many projects is their reference to sustainability, with the aim of contributing to the transformation towards a sustainable society. This transformation can only succeed in a joint and participatory manner.

Spatial development touches the everyday life of every human being in a special way. That is why it is particularly important to take into account as many perspectives and life situations as possible when designing living spaces. Not only considering local challenges, but also understanding spaces as embedded in larger ecological, economic, social and cultural contexts is part of the sustainability-focused approach.

By involving a variety of different target groups and actors in a participation process, the needs and suggestions of these groups are incorporated into the political and planning process. We develop adapted participation processes for this purpose, advise the clients and implement different formats.

The focal points of the department are:

  • Sustainable urban development
  • Sustainable mobility
  • Infrastructure development
  • Energy transition
  • People-centred cities
  • Promoting engagement in the field of sustainable development
  • Climate protection, climate adaptation and climate resilience

We implement the following formats and methods, among others:

  • Citizens’ meetings and forums
  • Focus groups
  • Participatory workshops
  • Citizens’ Assemblies
  • Online dialogues
  • Qualitative research

The infrastructure and society department is headed by Sabine Sabine Schröder.

Project examples