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Final Report of the digital Morgenstadt Conference: »Water in the Morgenstadt«

Digital conference on the topic of urban districts as a level of action for urban climate adaptation and resource efficiency

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Final Report of the Digital Event Series - »Morgenstadt – City of the Future«

The final report of the digital event series presents the most important findings and information of all events and provides insights into current developments and ongoing projects.

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The Morgenstadt Urban Data Community

Building on the Morgenstadt network, the "Data Competence Center for Cities and Regions (DKSR)" supports a lively exchange of knowledge and information for the joint further development of solutions and the exchange of data models and use cases. This happens with the support of the "Morgenstadt Urban Data Community".

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»City Centre 2030+ | Future Public Space«

Together with stakeholders from administration, business, research and society, Fraunhofer IAO and Stadtretter are initiating the innovation partnership "City Center 2030+ I Future Public Space" to develop new city center concepts. Join in and shape the future of our city centers!

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Value of urban data.

About the value and necessity of urban data.

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Following up:

More than 100 people took part in the events of the digital event series of the Morgenstadt Initiative. Check out the short summaries of the contents as well as the complete workshop presentations!

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Innovation Program Climate Neutral Cities

How can the transformation towards climate-neutral urban systems be accelerated? The Morgenstadt Initiative wants to provide an answer to this question in the »Innovation Program Climate Neutral Cities« together with municipalities and companies.

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The Morgenstadt work program 2020/21 is here!

We focus on concrete urban solutions and create systemic preconditions for the successful implementation and operation of sustainable urban technologies. Download our full program here!

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Following Up:

The presentations of the Morgenstadt-Initiative from the Morgenstadt-Werkstatt 2020 [in german]

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What is Morgenstadt Innovation Network?

Never has urban development been as complex as today. Numerous internal and external factors need to be aligned to develop livable, resilient, sustainable and inclusive cities: Global trends like climate change, migration or shifts in demography increasingly need a local response. The great digital transformation changes organizations, economies and personal lives. Cities need to actively shape it.
Technological innovations help us create smarter cities – but the pace of innovation is incompatible with traditional urban development cycles.

The goal of Morgenstadt is to make cities future-proof

Our Mission at Morgenstadt is to make cities future-proof. We perceive cities as complex adaptive systems and work between cities, businesses and research to define local pathways of innovation and urban development. By linking technological innovation, urban development and social and ecological premises for sustainable and inclusive cities, Morgenstadt helps create cities that are ready for the future!



The Fraunhofer "Morgenstadt Initiative" is a network of Fraunhofer Institutes, local authorities and companies. It was founded in 2012 by Fraunhofer IAO.


Innovation areas

The Morgenstadt Initiative is based on the belief that the key to the great challenges of our time lies in the transformation of our cities.



Together with its network partners, the Morgenstadt Initiative implements projects in various formats that aim to pilot clean and networked urban solutions for the city of tomorrow.



All members and strategic partners of the Morgenstadt network are invited to gain insights into the latest developments in sustainable urban development.

Let's design the future of public spaces together!


Autonomous and shared mobility can act as an important lever for greater sustainability and quality of life and also open up new opportunities for alternative land use in the highly competitive public space.

Urban Design

What will our cities look like in the future? The Morgenstadt Initiative explores the challenges confronting urban planners as a result of rapid urban change.

Data & Digitalisation

Digitalisation and new technologies are changing the public sphere. What influence do they have on decision-making processes and on the behaviour of citizens?

Smart Governance

Smart cities need innovative management approaches. What solutions are there for the increasingly complex cities of the future?

Urban Supply Systems

The cities of tomorrow have increasingly complex supply systems in the areas of logistics, water and energy. What are the most innovative and sustainable approaches to designing these systems?

Contact persons

Dr. Eva Ottendörfer

Head of Team Urban Governance Innovation & Morgenstadt Network

Focus on urban governance, participation and innovation processes for designing sustainable cities


Hendrik Frieling

Research Coordinator Morgenstadt

M.Sc. Environmental Governance


Petr Suska

Head of Team Urban Economy Innovation

Focus on new assessment methods and tools for integrating economic aspects into infrastructural and urban transformation processes.