Urban Futures Conference 2015

Innovations, strategies and processes for the city of tomorrow

Innovations, strategies and processes for the city of tomorrow

How do we turn the vision of sustainable, adaptable and livable cities into reality? By collaborating and forming new constellations in order to plan ahead, design and test innovative development paths for tomorrow’s urban centers.

Fraunhofer’s “Urban Futures” Conference, which will be held in Berlin on November 25 and 26, 2015, promises to be one of the biggest events of Science Year 2015. It aims to bring together relevant stakeholders in Germany and Europe who specialize in sustainable urban development and the smart cities of tomorrow. Visionaries from municipalities, politics, business and research will show what is set to become standard in the next five or ten years through combinations of community strategies for the future, urban technologies, new forms of collaboration and the use of city neighborhoods as living labs. And for the first time, the experience gained so far from the three European smart city projects will be presented for evaluation and analysis.

Exciting panel discussions and expert lectures will reveal the factors determining the success of realizing the city of the tomorrow. In addition to results of the Fraunhofer Morgenstadt initiative, specialists will also discuss topics from the German agenda process for the city of the future. You are invited to attend creative workshops to help develop pioneering solutions, and encouraged to network with the key players of today and tomorrow. The first day will be held in German and English (simultaneous interpretation available), and sub-sessions on Day 2 will be held in either English or German.

Exclusive program formats such as the “Call for ideas” innovation competition, “Morgenstadt marketplace” and the “Ideas lounge” offer additional opportunities to gather information and exchange ideas. Come and join us in thisexceptional environment – let’s shape the cities of the future together!

The conference is geared towards community representatives, municipal companies, solution and service providers, academics and political representatives alike, and aims to showcase overarching perspectives and approaches for the future development of the
21st-century city.

 

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Highlights 2015

Winner Call for ideas: good ideas for better cities
© Photo Ulf Büschleb, Fraunhofer

Winner Call for ideas: good ideas for better cities

The teams behind the top ten concept sketches submitted are given the opportunity to present their idea to some 400 guests in an elevator pitch on the first night of the conference on November 25, 2015.

Impressions 2015
© Photo Ulf Büschleb, Fraunhofer

Impressions 2015

Blog-Beitrag: Masterplan Zukunftsstadt

Blog-Beitrag: Masterplan Zukunftsstadt

Fazit: Nach nun bald einem Wissenschaftsjahr »Zukunftsstadt«, fast fünf Jahren Forschung in der Fraunhofer-Initiative »Morgenstadt« und zwei Tagen »Urban Futures«-Kongress in Berlin.