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TSPA goes on a team retreat

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With an aim to discuss the core composition of TSPA, our team went on a small trip to Coconat space a «workation retreat». In this co-working space we got to workshop our ideas on values, goals, vision, structure and organisation for the future of our company.

This was a very valuable opportunity for us to get to know each other as a team and decide where to direct our energies in the future. With many recent additions we feel optimistic and happy to be part of a group filled with talented, smart and friendly people.

Here are some snapshots of how it went:


We chose a location in the countryside close to Berlin.

Consortium team with the Municipality in Wonosobo

Indonesia Ecodistrict Programme

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Exciting updates about the TSPA Indonesian adventure!

Recently, part of our team flew from Berlin all the way to Indonesia to carry on another step of the inclusive process that is having place in the amazing context of Java Island. The ambitious goal is working together, with international partners and local experts, to define sustainable and shared ways to deal with the multiple issues that the Indonesian cities are facing. Currently, back in Berlin, we are finalising the outputs of the path started on field, paving the way for the future phases. But, let’s take a step back…

In November 2018, TSPA was actively involved into a challenging project for Sustainable Urban Development in Indonesia, with the aim to develop resilience and sustainability among the Indonesian cities.

Under the lead of the Agence Francaise de Development and the Indonesian Ministry of Public Work and Housing, the cities of Yogyakarta, Semarang and Wonosobo were selected as pilot contexts to develop three sustainable Ecodistricts. In this framework, the TSPA team — together with the engineer office BERIM, the architectural firm Krill, the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy and Vriens & Partners — collaborated with the cities’ municipalities to develop the Ecodistrict Programme that aims to be an active instrument to implement Green Cities in Indonesia.

The challenge was not easy, but extremely interesting: is it possible to envision a dot on the horizon for a comprehensive, resilient and shared way to make cities in Indonesia? To answer this question, the consortium held two onsite workshops between April and June 2019, with the goal to engage city planning officials in a process to define the concept of the Ecodistrict and, at the same time, to build collectively a set of targets to successfully realise it in the urban context of Indonesia.

Workshop in Tembi Village and Wonosobo

A third workshop, the latest, has just been held in October 2019. It consisted of an in-depth field mission, in each of the three cities, aimed to co-create a spatial framework that would connect all the interventions into one easily communicable narrative, multiplying the effects of each project. In this regard, a shared process has been conducted in order to define three different scenarios: Yogyakarta — Ecodistrict for the preservation of the landscape heritage; Semarang — Ecodistrict as an example of water management based urban planning; Wonosobo — Ecodistrict as a leverage for green economic development.

As main output of this workshop, an organic set of project was combined into an integrated report that was released in the end of October 2019.

Our team is really happy to be part of such interesting and challenging process and we are looking forward to being part of the next steps. Stay Tuned!

Chemnitz Project Group Meeting

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This 4th and 5th of November TSPA presented the current state of the city vision developing in the city of Chemnitz as part to Chemnitz-Strategie 2040 through workshops and meetings with the current project group and the city administration.

Together with Zebralog, our team presented the 5 goals developed for the city of Chemnitz in 2040 with «subgoals“, illustrated by plans and sketches. This workshops and presentations provided insightful feedback on the goals so far developed with interesting comments on feasibility and real needs on each realm that will be further developed.