The Future of Public Space

Smart Cities aim for an ever-increasing amount of connectivity through the usage of information and communication technology (ICT) with physical devices and citizens to increase efficiency of city operations and to ease the day-to-day lives of their inhabitants.

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Future City Innovation Programme

The Future City Innovation Program is a collaborative research and innovation program

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Smart Cities through Digital Participation

While the vast majority of citizens have long since digitized their everyday lives, cities and communities often have difficulties in making effective use of digital tools to involve citizens and local stakeholders.

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Further News


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.


Sophie Mok

M.Sc. Bioeconomy

Focus on nature-based and green city solutions to support sustainable urban development.


Dr. Eva Ottendörfer

Morgenstadt-Network Coordinator

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


Eliana Uribe

Morgenstadt Network Coordinator

M.Sc. Wellbeing and Human Development

Focus on Innovation processes to shape the future of cities.

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


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!

Gestalten wir Gemeinsam die Zukunft des Öffentlichen Raums!


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?

What is the Morgenstadt initiative of the Fraunhofer society?

What is the Morgenstadt initiative of the Fraunhofer society? Our researcher Dr. Natalie Pfau-Weller explains what the initiative is and how cities and companies can benefit from working together with the Fraunhofer society to reach their strategic goals and make our cities more liveable and sustainable in the future.