Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Press Release 075/2016

“Your Sustainability Experiment” in the Oststadt

New Competition of KIT and the Karlsruhe Citizens Foundation to Promote Community and Deceleration
Citizens are to contribute own ideas to “Your Sustainability Experiment” to make the Oststadt more sustainable. (Photo: KIT/Katja Saar)

How can community and deceleration be promoted and lived? “District Future – Urban Lab”, the urban development project of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), in cooperation with the Karlsruhe Citizens Foundation, looks for people, who wish to start and implement own “sustainability experiments” in the Oststadt of Karlsruhe. Participants will be supported with a total amount of up to EUR 12,000. “Your Sustainability Experiment” is scheduled for a duration of nine months. Interested citizens can apply with their proposals until June 12, 2016.



Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,300 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 24,400 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

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