Impulse.berlin aims to create an ecosystem where urban actors have the time and space to think and create the good city.
The mission of impulse.berlin is to establish an urban innovation platform. It aims to bring together urban actors from civil society, urban economy, and politics—offering an alternative to the stark positions of top-down vs. bottom-up in city making: together, instead of against each other.
Impulse.berlin proposes a means of levelling out the urban market; so that multifarious actors are able to communicate with each other. It goes without saying, end user-driven innovation increases opportunities for a broader range of people to become directly involved in all stages of social action and innovation, thus enhancing co-creation while boosting equal opportunities, and promoting social integration. Enabling actors with additional perspectives, viewpoints, and skills will increase the scope and quality of innovation along both technological and social axes; leading to a greater impact on shaping the commons.
We consider three elements necessary for concrete implementation: incubator, urban lab, and a public discourse.
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