This paper describes how the Value Lab is a) developed  and b) used in education, research and workshops for (1) Interactive urban design and scenario planning that includes methods to support concurrent collaborative urban design over distances, and scenario planning based on defined case studies, (2) Visualization techniques for the detection and prediction of changes in urban environments, (3) Knowledge transfer to synthesize, interact with and communicate essential knowledge and findings from an array of disciplines for decision making, education, training, demonstration, and public discussions.