Experimental urbanism, European style, involves local experimentation with main urban infrastructural systems; energy, water and food, the so called “nexus”. DEMIR has been active over the board, but especially with the energy and food transitions towards more livable, sustainable and just urban environments that involve replication and upscaling of successful projects beyond project lifetimes. These transitions require not only technical and financial innovation and radical change but social and cultural acceptance and participative design processes which pave the way to successful replication and upscaling. Experimental urbanization needs policy and governance innovations to accompany them for widespread implementation and DEMIR has been able to put together significant capabilities to lead corresponding work in multi-national projects and introducing impressive local government capacity into these projects.
Replication and Upscaling