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The following research topics are in the focus of the CityScienceLab:

We develop digital tools and methods for increased citizen participation in urban development.

Place Finding
Based on data, we identify sites or uses appropriate for development need

Analysis of urban processes
We explore urban regions’ demographic and socio-economic structural changes.

In cooperation with cultural institutions, we investigate the influence of digital technologies on cultural practices.

Mobile City Culture
We examine the effects of changing mobility behavior on urban development.

Urban Platform
We integrate urban data and design digital applications for science, politics, civil society and business.

In addition, the CSL is specifically developing the following topics:

Healthy City
We map health effects and simulate the effects of changing health systems and technologies in the city.

Work-Life City
We study the impact of digitalization on working and living in cities.

Digital Urban Business Models
We research and conceive data-based, site-specific business models.

Smart Technologies
We accompany the development of new technologies and evaluate their application in the urban real laboratory.


Contact Persons

Gesa Ziemer
Jörg Rainer Noennig



HafenCity University Hamburg
- CityScienceLab -
Überseeallee 16
D-20457 Hamburg