Stuttgart without fine dust, noisy roads, and crammed car parks. With vibrant neighborhoods, inviting public spaces, self-determined mobility, and social participation for all ages. How could such a transformation be accomplished?
The currently much-debated approach by the Reallabor research, in combination with the practical example of the Stuttgart Reallabor für nachhaltige Mobilitätskultur (real-life laboratory for a sustainable mobility culture) provides answers to this. The aim of the Stuttgart Reallabor is the establishment of a mobility culture that is not only resource-efficient, but also promotes health and physical exercise, encourages social interaction, and creates a new quality of life and living in the city and region. The principle is to gain knowledge through action and communally designed real-life experiments. To do so, citizens researched, experimented, and developed ideas, practices, and visions together with scientists and students. The book sketches a vibrant picture of the Reallabor from the perspective of the various project participants, from its build-up to the co-productive implementation of real experiments, bringing together theories, methods, results, experiences, and impressions. In the process, the city becomes an experimental space with the potential for new forms of mutual learning and the development of sustainable transformation processes.