This is the online first version published on 2021-07-19. Read the most recent version. Knowledge production and learning effects using the example of living labs in Halle (Saale) and Mannheim Authors Jörg Knieling Nancy Kretschmann Rebecca Nell Natalie Pfau-Weller DOI: https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.30 Keywords: Real-world-laboratories, knowledge production, learning process, accompanying research, climate change adaptation Abstract Rising average temperatures and the increased occurrence of heat islands increase the vulnerability of urban society in Halle (Saale) and Mannheim as well. Dealing with the associated challenges requires not only locally adapted strategies, but in particular an interdepartmental approach and the participatory involvement of those affected. Real laboratories in both cities open up the possibility of testing this in a transformative process. The aim here is, among other things, to learn with and from each other and to generate new knowledge to address the urgent issues. This article discusses the opportunities and challenges that real laboratories are confronted with in terms of knowledge already in the discovery phase and what needs to be taken into account to support this process in the best possible way. Downloads Download data is not yet available. Downloads PDF (Deutsch) HTML (Deutsch) Published 2021-07-19 Versions 2021-08-31 (2) 2021-07-19 (1) How to Cite Knieling, J., Kretschmann, N. ., Nell, R. and Pfau-Weller, N. (2021) “Knowledge production and learning effects using the example of living labs in Halle (Saale) and Mannheim”, Raumforschung und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning. DE, 79(4). doi: 10.14512/rur.30. More Citation Formats ACM ACS APA ABNT Chicago Harvard IEEE MLA Turabian Vancouver Download Citation Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX Issue Vol. 79 No. 4 (2021) Section Policy and practice perspective License Copyright (c) 2021 Jörg Knieling, Nancy Kretschmann, Rebecca Nell, Natalie Pfau-Weller This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Articles in Raumforschung und Raumordnung – Spatial Research and Planning are published under a Creative Commons license. From Vol. 79 No. 2 (2021), the license applied is CC BY 4.0. From Vol. 77 No. 1 to Vol. 79 No.1, articles were published under a CC BY-SA license. Earlier volumes have been re-published by oekom 2022 under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License CC BY 4.0.