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Creating NEBourhoods Together. Munich-Neuperlach as test-bed for urban innovation landscapes

Project description

Making the Green Deal beneficial for all in Neuperlach

Munich-Neuperlach is the biggest post-war urban expansion area of former West Germany. To prepare Neuperlach for the future, the City of Munich combines urban regeneration measures and an integrated urban development plan for the district’s green and social transformation. The EU-funded NEBourhoods project is one of six lighthouse demonstrators of the New European Bauhaus (NEB) initiative. The consortium brings together actors from the urban innovation ecosystem: public sector, research and innovation, and society. Two processes – co-creation based on cross-innovation with the cultural and creative sector, and entrepreneurship – will help to implement 10 NEB actions tackling various challenges of urban development towards the European Green Deal: this will transform Neuperlach into a breeding ground for sustainable, inclusive and enriching urban life.


Creating NEBourhoods Together will pave the way to make Munich-Neuperlach “New European Bauhaus-ready”. Neuperlach (NPL) was Germany's biggest post-war urban expansion area with about 65.000 inhabitants. To make this 50-year-old district fit for the future the City of Munich set up an integrated urban concept and action plan based on comprehensive analysis of the challenges together with citizens and stakeholders in 2020/21. NPL faces weaknesses, e.g. higher than average unemployment and lower educational levels or high numbers of migration population. But it has strengths that, against the backdrop of these challenges, can become a breeding ground for a beautiful, sustainable and inclusive regeneration: strong social ties and bottom-up dynamics, vast green areas and largescale housing and office structures in need of renovation that can grow into something new. The City of Munich is committed to the EU-missions and aims at becoming a Climate-neutral and Smart City. In NPL, our test-bed for this mission, we will plant tangible pilots as lighthouse demonstrators and thus, going beyond urban regeneration so far, deliver NEBourhoods, inspiring and replicable nuclei of practises on the ground for the future of urban development. The partnership led by the City of Munich brings together UnternehmerTUM, TUM, HM University of Applied Sciences, Architekturgalerie Munich, NGOs and more. Combining co-creation and entrepreneurship, putting culture and creativity at the core of the transformation process, the project will deliver accessible and empowering solutions to make the EU-Green Deal beneficial for all in NPL and beyond. The district will be carefully cultivated into a resilient urban innovation landscape. Within two years, we will create NEBourhoods together and show how we can realise circular thinking and acting in society and economy, activate the green transformation in building, mobility, energy, food and health and enhance public space.


Net EU contribution
€ 627 600,75
Burgstrasse 4
80331 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 499 996,75

Participants (12)

Partners (4)