For each of MGI’s pilot cities, the transformation path starts with the City Lab
, which was developed by the Morgenstadt Initiative
and consists of an in-depth analysis of the respective city. For this purpose, researchers develop a city profile in terms of sustainability, conducting on-site visits, meetings and workshops in collaboration with important local actors over the course of several weeks. The profile presents strengths, weaknesses and areas of need of the urban system and identifies potentials, opportunities and risks based on three levels of analysis:
what is the current status of the sustainability performance?
how is the city currently coping with sustainability requirements?
why do some strategies work and others do not?