NEB ambition

The ultimate ambition of the New European Bauhaus is to achieve transformation. To do this, the NEB Compass has identified specific levels of ambition that outline the desired outcomes for each of the NEB values.

Action areas

These areas refer to the five key domains of intervention that CrAFt's New European Bauhaus Impact Model considers essential for guiding and evaluating complex urban initiatives.

Participation level

The participation level refers to the degree or extent to which individuals or groups are actively involved or engaged in a particular activity, project, or process. It assesses the depth of their involvement, contributions, and commitment, ranging from minimal or passive participation to active and dedicated participation.

NEB values

The New European Bauhaus (NEB) aims to promote the values of sustainability, aesthetics, and inclusion in the design and transformation of urban spaces. It emphasises the integration of environmental, social, and economic considerations to create harmonious and innovative living environments.

Implementation Stage

According to the Smart City Guidance Package, there are seven stages to plan and implement smart city projects. These stages propose a logical and coherent roadmap for city initiatives involving many stakeholders.

Think/Do Tanks

The Think/Do Tanks strive towards continuous interaction between ‘doing’ (creating, intervening, taking action, piloting, etc.) and ‘thinking’ (envisioning, theorising, rationalising, etc.).

In each activity, they connect with one or more stakeholders and/or CrAFt partners about the specific issue that is being tackled by the Think/Do Tank. 

To allow for maximum adaptability to different contexts and local circumstances, the format, scale, size, and output of the Think/Do Tanks are not fixed, rather, they shapeshift. All Think/Do Tanks will connect to the New European Bauhaus thematic focus: harnessing the value of inclusiveness, aesthetics, and sustainability towards achieving climate-neutral cities.

More about this format

In CrAFt project there are 2 types of Thin/Do tanks. The first is organised by CrAFT itself, second is independent. The CrAFt Think/Do Tanks are led by the Core Group in collaboration with the project partners. Students have the lead, but partners can ask to address a certain topic and host the activities. The activities can be online, in-person or hybrid, and locally rooted and/or internationally connected.

Independent Think/Do Tanks mostly take place in cities. They can be a one-time dialogue but also a group that organises multiple activities over time. They can be seen as ‘pop-up’ activities where the outcome is uncertain but welcome. These Think/Do Tanks are independent in the sense that they are not actively supported by the CrAFt consortium through finances and organisational assistance.

Think/Do Tanks

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