Nebenan (Next Door) is working on a pilot project where “intellectual islands” in the urban fabric are developed as oases of calm. The long-term aim is to create a new, dynamic model of self-organization, commitment and co-determination. Urbanity can also be created through a variety of communal facilities that can be co-designed from the outset as part of participation processes. Worth mentioning here are communal kitchens, coworking spaces, a launderette, a rental shop, communal terraces or children’s playground areas on the flat rooftop and a rooftop garden. Through founding a cultural association that works for the entire project area, the wide range of recreational activities will be supplemented by further community activities.