November 26, 2015

Stream 2: Morgenstadt Initiative - Collaborative Business Models for Future Cities

To shape and develop the city of the future, a new urban deal is necessary: A new form of collaboration is necessary - between corporate and public stakeholders, between citizens and research. Something that we call collaborative urban management. This will only come about, if new business models are developed and new partnerships are forged. The Morgenstadt Initiative demonstrates with a set of concrete examples from partner cities, how the future of our cities can be created through a new way of collaboration! How can we harness innovative approaches to infrastructure concepts, new forms of financing and urban governance to design future urban solutions?

S2.1: Morgenstadt City Labs: Accelerating the sustainable development of cities

With its “City Challenge”, the Morgenstadt Innovation Network has applied its action-oriented model for accelerating and strengthening the sustainable development of cities to four Prague, Lisbon, Chemnitz and Tbilisi. Each city has started to actively move forward towards innovation and sustainability. In this session, we will hear the cases of Prague and Lisbon to understand where the Morgenstadt Model is taking them, and what other cities might be able to learn from this.

S2.2: Co-Innovation strategies for future cities
How do cities manage to innovate together with actors from research and the private sector? Where are the leverage points for urban innovation and smart collaboration? In this session, we will experience two examples for a successful urban co-innovation: Reutlingen and Chemnitz show, how cities develop “Smart Urban Services” together with the private sector, and Esri and Cologne tell us, how to co-operate in order to successfully deliver planning innovations for improving the life of thousands of citizens.

S2.3: Future Urban Business Models: Key to Urban Transition
Smart cities and urban innovations only succeed, if someone is able to make business out of them. But do we have the business model for the city of the future? And is it congruent with cities’ intention to balance social, environmental and economic needs? In this panel discussion a set of high-ranking speakers will debate about the business models that foster sustainable transitions in our cities,

S2.4: City districts as urban living labs
Creating the city of the future is complex and not easy to plan. Political, spatial, economic, environmental, social etc. parameters need to be taken into account. A successful form of creating complex systems is to start with small experiments. Smart city districts that serve as living labs for socio-technical interactions, bare the potential to show us the way to the city of the future. Yet, how do we create them? And what challenges do we encounter? This sessions brings together experts that have realized urban living labs and has them share their insights with us.