With 81 research projects (of which 20 are finished), we addressed a growing range of topics focused around our three themes: Circular City, Connected City and Vital City. More details can be found in the Research & Valorization chapter of our Annual Report.

2017 was a flourishing year as well for our education program, with the successful launch in September of the MSc MADE, Metropolitan Analysis, Design and Engineering, two Summer Schools and a tremendous participation in our MOOCs.

An other 2017 milestone was the publication of a guide on how to set up an urban living lab “Urban Living Labs – A Living Lab way of Working”. A way of working that facilitates the transition between fundamental research and society wide implementation. It demonstrates the need of such an in-between solution for metropolitan challenges.

All of this and more is featured in our Annual Report 2017.


Publication Urban Living Labs

A comprehensive guide to successful urban living labs.



MSc MADE - a joint degree from TU Delft and WUR - is at the heart of our educational program. The master program is strongly connected with our other activities on living labs, research & innovation and entrepreneurship.