How do we want to live and work in the city of tomorrow?
11 different Fraunhofer institutes, 13 cities of varying sizes, 6 strategic partners and 20 companies engaged in activities from automotive development to urban planning have come together to create the innovation network »Morgenstadt: City Insights« in order to collaboratively conceptualize and realize the future of an integrated, sustainable, liveable and resilient city of tomorrow.
Does the city grapple with congestion problems? Or faces significant flood risk? Is the city struggling to deal with housing due to a growing population? Or is trying to prevent people from leaving the city? How can participation be conducted effectively? How can cities improve the quality of life for their citizens and sustainability of their urban systems? And how will addressing these challenges change in the context of powerful trends such as demographic change, digitization, globalization and climate change?
These are just some of the many challenges faced by cities around the world, often in the context of declining access to municipal funds. The “Smart City” has been embraced as a potentially effective mechanism for addressing many of these challenges. Re-thinking of urban development through the integration of urban systems, which has been enabled through the significant technical advancements of recent decades, presents itself significant challenges but also significant opportunities.
The objective of Morgenstadt is to help cities best utilize and define this transformation process in order to creating more sustainable, liveable cities. Taking a holistic perspective on urban challenges, we aim to collaboratively develop solutions for urban problems, facilitating new partnerships and connecting all relevant stakeholders at an early stage.
Cities and companies within the innovation network enjoy the following benefits:
• We identify the innovation potential of cities
• We develop collaborative projects based on synergies of our partners
• With the help of urban laboratories we test urban solutions on both municipal and district levels
• We develop a strong brand for our partners
Become part of this top-class network!