(c) Mateusz Potempski

The Open Jazdow Partnership in cooperation with the University of Warsaw ( Academic Initiative) are working on a very ambitious project – an Urban Laboratory, where solutions for the future of cities can be tested in a controlled environment and at manageable scale. They’re aware that testing solutions on a full city scale is risky. They believe this is the way to develop city-based services to cope with climate change, growing population, environmental pollution and other problems emerging in our growing world.

Open Jazdow has a long and vibrant history – they’re developing a settlement consisting of 27 Finnish wooden houses in the city center of Warsaw and became the biggest, bottom-up cultural and educational center in Poland.

They’re ambitious, as their initial investment requires €2.5 mil, and annual operating costs will be €500.000/year.