Urbanlab Chisinau is a non-government organization established in 2017. We operate as an interdisciplinary group of specialists who address today’s urban development challenges with professionalism, optimism and an inclusive attitude.
We elaborate and propose integrated solutions and pilot actions based on sensitive analysis, approaching multiple aspects of the urban development: social, economic, cultural.
We are driven by the idea that people’s awareness is crucial for positive change. We target citizens, public actors and professionals and facilitate exchange of information among various urban actors.
Urbanlab acts as a think tank with permanent and affiliated planning managers and experts, who elaborate tailor-made solutions with a primary consideration for sustainable use of existing resources, social innovation and democratic values.
Urbanlab Chisinau initiated the elaboration of an App support for the biking infrastructure in Chisinau, intending to promote cycling both as recreational activity and as means of transportation. The platform and the content are developed on a voluntary basis and the final product will be a community-driven one. The action implies detailed mapping and consultations with users and stakeholders in order to provide an assessment and recommendations for the biking infrastructure in relation to the public transportation system.
The project is a national campaign aimed to promote urban heritage as valuable resource for social and economic development through supporting local bottom-up heritage-based actions. The initiative identifies civic initiatives illustrating ways in which cultural heritage becomes an accessible resource that is part of the local communities’ living environment.
The project is implemented in the context of the designation of 2018 as the European Year of Cultural Heritage and is supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova.
This is a series of promotional and stakeholders-involvement actions aimed to facilitate the sustainable refunctioning of the Chisinau Circus.
The Circus is one of the most remarkable buildings in Moldova which served as cultural centre of national importance in the past. After the collapse of the USSR in 1991 and the following decentralization process, the original functionality of the circus has lost its importance and the building entered a continuous process of degradation and neglect. Nowadays, the building is in need of conservation and renovation, as well as of functional reinvention according to the changing cultural patterns and the market-driven realities.
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