Urban Design Lab | Interamerican Development Bank


Urban Design Lab


Andreas Hofer
Roland Krebs


Interamerican Development Bank
Bundesministerium für Finanzen

Inhalte & Schwerpunkte

In the framework of the Academic Partnership Program between the Vienna University of Technology (UTV), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Federal Ministry of Finance in Austria (BMF), the Department of Urban Design of the UTV launches the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Academic Program (ESCAP).

The Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI) is a technical assistance program developed by the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB) that helps intermediate cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in identifying, prioritizing and structuring projects to improve their environmental, urban and fiscal sustainability.

The ESCI employs a multidisciplinary approach to address the sustainable urban development challenges facing emerging cities in Latin America and the Caribbean.Our mission is to develop a people centered urban planning and design methodology called ‚Urban Design Lab‘ in order to foster participatory planning tools for emerging cities with rapid population growth.