Projects in development


Innovation Program Climate Neutral Cities (ICNC)

The speed of transformation to climate-neutral cities is still too slow. One reason for this is that climate-neutral solutions too often only cover the technical-infrastructural side, but do not consider the other dimensions of complex urban systems. Through an intensive exchange between practitioners from local authorities, a grid is to be developed with the help of which industry solutions can be analysed, structured and prepared in a "Climate Neutral City Solutions Manual" - specifically geared to the needs of local authorities.

Ongoing projects



The project SMARTilience sets itself the goal of designing a municipal control model for a climate-resilient urban development and using the two German cities of Halle and Mannheim in the application to transfer.


Straße der Zukunft

Purpose of the project »Straße der Zukunft« is to support communes in their foresighted and efficient process of planning and implementing resource-efficient model streets.


Urban Data Partnership

UDP is a framework for decision-making on data-related issues that affect issues of common good, urban value creation and civil society. At the heart of urban data governance is the question of what cities can do to manage data in the interests of their citizens without losing the value creation potential that lies in urban data.


Urban Nature Labs

The UNaLab project is contributing to the development of smarter, more inclusive, more resilient and more sustainable urban communities through the implementation of nature-based solutions (NBS), which are co-created with and for local stakeholders and citizens. 


Positive - citizens as friends?

Cities and municipalities that interact with citizens via social media are examined. The focus is on the use of social media by the public administration for continuous dialogue, exchange and networking with the citizens and subsequently their effect on selective participation measures in the course of urban development projects and processes.


Global Smart City Initiative

The project "Morgenstadt Global Smart Cities - global approach, local solutions", funded by the Federal Minestry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) in Germany as part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI), supports model cities in India, Mexico and Peru in the development and implementation of sustainable transformation processes.


To the finished projects