Shopping, Recreation, Culture, Entertainment, Living, Work and Contact - several aspects of everyday life take place?in city centres as these act as central economic and cultural hubs. City centres are an important location factor, living lab and a platform for innovation in one. However cities are facing major challenges in different aspects and on different scales: retail, mobility, gastronomy as well as large companies and the cultural industry are fearing their existence due to the current crisis. In a short time it got visible what had been indicated for many years. “The future of public space has started long ago” as Steffen Braun, Head of Urban Systems Engineering Research Unit, says. “We therefore build, together with the initiative Stadtretter and other future oriented companies and cities, a powerful network in order to think ahead today to create and test solutions of tomorrow.
Here you can watch the video of the project kick-off on October 14th, including contributions from:
On September 15, an information event took place, in which Claudius Schaufler from Fraunhofer IAO presented the project modules and the opportunities for participation. The presentation can be viewed below.
As part of the re:publica Campus, Claudius Schaufler, Head of Competence Team Smart Urban Environments at Fraunhofer IAO, and Stefan Müller-Schleipen, Co-Founder of the initiative Stadtretter, gave an initial outlook on the joint project »City Centre 2030 + | Future Public Space «.