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Achieving Smart Cities through Projects

Projects are instruments that must deliver strategic value. What types of projects will they be and how will they be managed in cities where the continuous improvement of quality of life is the goal?

Transforming towards Digital Delivery

What impact does digitally-driven city transformations have on its citizens? We want to hear about your specific examples of the digital-citizen interface.

Ensuring Diversity in Smart Cities

How will the future city reflect our different ethnicities, religions and cultural interests?

 

Viewing Smart Cities from the Gender Perspective 

Women and men do not experience living, working and playing in a city the same way. Isn’t this reasonable? Why isn’t it discussed more? Please take this opportunity to share your research, projects and insights.

Being Mobile in Smart Cities 

Moving from here to there…what does that look like in a smart city for people, information and city services? How do eMobility and Automated Driving change our mobility? Will we share transportation more often with others? How will mobility patterns change?

Forming Digital Ecosystems

Viewing complexity with the concept of an ecosystem gives us a holistic perspective. Not only for nature and environment, but also for social ecosystems or economy. Digital solutions are not isolated in the future. To be sustainable, we need to think in terms of digital ecosystems.

Urbanizing Sustainably

Sustainability is more than protecting nature. It is working with the end in mind. How can we steer such an enormous trend like urbanization into the right direction? Which tools and perspectives do we need? And how do we incorporate sustainability into the management of our smart city projects?

Engineering Smart Cities 

Systems engineering merges the perspectives of technologies, processes and people. Smart cities are an example for complex socio-technical systems. So how will we engineer complex systems in future? How will we manage the complexity? What does this mean for our projects?

Securing Privacy in Smart Cities

Individual freedom is requiring privacy. In the digital world, privacy needs to be established, too. A smart city is vulnerable in this respect. How will we guarantee the privacy and freedom of the individual in the digital age? How will we keep ownership of our digital twins?

Training & Educating

We need to learn a lot. How can we implement live long learning for all citizens? How do we deal with learning and education in the digital age in our universities? What do we need to learn and how should we learn it?

Definitions of Quality of Life in Smart Cities

New research defines quality of life in smart cities along human dimensions: culture, education, environment, health, housing, leisure, safety, social justice, transportation and work. The City of Dortmund demonstrates this every day – what about your city? We want to hear about your cases and examples.

Managerial and economical impact of Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 impact at the micro-level of the firm, functions and phases of production. Industry 4.0 impact on the meso-level of cities, regions and regional innovation ecosystems. Industry 4.0 on the macro-level of governance, policy, regulation and sustainability.