UrbanShift Labs are interactive two- to four-day workshops that illustrate the importance of integrated, evidence-based city planning approaches and demonstrate an alternative to siloed decision-making. The labs also help shape policy and catalyze projects, providing a concrete example of multi-stakeholder coordination in participating cities. The UrbanShift team works with the focal point in each city to understand their strategic needs and identify the most appropriate type of lab to implement, namely: Best Practices, Planning Analysis, and Project Review.
Explore UrbanShift's Strategic Planning Labs
Freetown Strategic Planning Lab
At this two-day workshop, 50 participants from Freetown met with the UrbanShift team to discuss the challenges of regulating climate risks and managing urban growth in Sierra Leone.
San José Strategic Planning Lab
The first UrbanShift Lab brought together 48 participants representing 23 institutions from the San José Metropolitan Area, Costa Rica, offering a hands-on workshop on urban regeneration.
UrbanShift Kigali Geospatial Planning Analysis Lab
In this strategic planning Lab, stakeholders took a data-informed approach to assessing the connectivity and resilience of new developments in Rwanda's capital.
UrbanShift Geospatial Analysis Lab Ushuaia
Through this strategic workshop, UrbanShift and the City of Ushuaia collaborated on data-driven approaches to sustainable urban growth.