This is the online first version published on 2021-03-25. Read the most recent version. The relationship between real-world experiments and urban planning, using the example of cooperative open space development Authors Charlotte Räuchle DOI: https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.41 Keywords: Real-world labs, real-world experiments, open space development, urban planning, social cohesion Abstract The article examines the relationship between experiment and planning and highlights the potentials that real-world experiments offer to urban planning. It is based on a case study on cooperative open space development to unite residents and strengthen social cohesion in disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Although the subject of „experiment and planning“ has received increased attention recently, there is still a lack of theoretical analysis and empirical research. Therefore, this study, first, addresses the relationship between experiment and planning from a methodological-methodological perspective. Second, based on the case study, the content, instrumental and actor-related dimensions of this relationship are analysed. The results show that real-world experiments can open up opportunities for urban planning – in terms of content (production of more differentiated knowledge), instruments (provision of more open participation formats), and actors (breaking up of entrenched governance arrangements). Whether this is really seen as an opportunity, however, depends on the local planning object and, in particular, on the local planning culture. Downloads Download data is not yet available. Downloads PDF (Deutsch) HTML (Deutsch) Published 2021-03-25 Versions 2021-08-31 (2) 2021-03-25 (1) How to Cite Räuchle, C. (2021) “The relationship between real-world experiments and urban planning, using the example of cooperative open space development”, Raumforschung und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning. DE, 79(4). doi: 10.14512/rur.41. 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 Research Article License Copyright (c) 2021 Charlotte Räuchle 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.