"If the European Green Deal has a soul, then it is the New European Bauhaus, which has led to an explosion of creativity across our Union.” Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission
Creating NEBourhoods Together ensures sustainable living and working in the Munich district of Neuperlach. Together with citizens, creative people and experts, we develop ideas in and for Neuperlach.
We found start-ups and implement projects that improve the quality of life, make everyday living easier and contribute to climate protection. Our focus is just as much on public spaces, attractive living, energy communities and local mobility as on youth culture, nutrition, biodiversity and a circular economy. Creating NEBourhoods Together establishes a model for other European cities: beautiful, sustainable and inclusive!
With its ca. 65,000 inhabitants, the Munich district of Neuperlach represents the largest German urban expansion area of the post-war era. Today, the district is faced with significant social, urban development and construction-related challenges. With numerous residential and office buildings from the 1960s - 1980s in need of renovation, neglected open spaces and a high unemployment rate compared with the city as a whole, Neuperlach is typical of many European cities. The district’s strengths include the social connection of its multi-cultural residents to their district, extensive green spaces and a distinct road network for pedestrians and cyclists, as well as vacant office structures from which something new can be created. Neuperlach therefore presents the ideal starting point for a revitalisation in the spirit of the New European Bauhaus.
Co-Creation – Starting the Green Transition
We bring together motivated and committed people from Neuperlach, drawing on art and culture, city administration and science and business sectors, and form co-creative teams.
In an open innovation process, our teams link the topics of the NEB Actions with the requirements on site. The goal is the joint development of functioning prototypes that are ready for implementation. As new opportunities and visible structural changes, these prototypes demonstrate how environmentally friendly and sustainable living and business practices are possible in the district. The cooperative approach also gives rise to new start-up ideas. All participants learn from and with one another how urban development can be shaped as an innovative process using the full breadth of urban society.
Entrepreneurship - Empowering the Green Deal
We open the start-up world to all interested people in Neuperlach and support their entrepreneurial activities. In the spirit of the New European Bauhaus, people are inspired to positively change and help shape their place of residence.
In our MakerSpace workshop, ideas can be tested and put into practice through craftsmanship. Together we develop solutions for local problems through prototyping: clean energy, healthy and affordable housing, social community, local food production, biodiversity and circularity are the focus. Neuperlach citizens, researchers and creative people of all generations are invited to form entrepreneurial teams. The aim is to raise awareness for sustainable development in the neighbourhood.
Our NEB Actions focus on the design and use of public spaces, circularity in existing buildings, the retrofitting of residential buildings, youth culture and places for local mobility. They test innovations in renewable energy, thermal health, more biodiversity and healthy food.
Creating NEBourhoods Together will realise ten NEB Actions for a future-proof city by 2025.