Developing solutions with various actors
Urban leaders are turning to technology and innovation to solve the multiple challenges faced by cities today. These developments represent significant future markets for technology changes. However, early smart city developments have demonstrated the limits to standardized, large scale, solely technological interventions. Cities demand tailored, holistic, systemic solutions that integrate multiple actors and are nested in the urban system in a way that reflects the complexity of the problem in question. Additionally, the solutions need to be complemented by corresponding service and business models in the context of limited access to public funding.
Through the cooperation between research, industry and cities, the m:ci Network is aiming to develop systems solutions under these complex conditions. The different innovative and sustainable products and services offered by Morgenstadt partners are integrated into holistic urban development projects, which can be analysed evaluated and in turn piloted.
The cooperation of numerous actors is necessary to facilitate a transformation process. The interdisciplinary interplay is exemplified in the following graphic.