Create the next smart city on the map
The problems are well known: dying inner cities, outdated technology, outmoded methods in administration, poor connections to public transport, unaffordable housing. The goal is also clear: inclusive, sustainable cities and regions that are affordable for all levels of society, that enable solidary and diverse coexistence and increase the quality of life of every individual. The digitisation of the various institutions and infrastructures is at the heart of the urban transformation. In short: Smart City.
The average turnover of the smart city market in Germany is expected to increase by 17.1 % to 84.7 billion euros by 2026.
Shopping streets, squares with a high quality of stay and, for example, a well-developed public transport system play an important role. The DStGB emphasises this in connection with a study by IFH Cologne. Appropriate concepts can make a visit to the city centre a memorable experience also in the future. A study conducted by the consultancy Arthur D. Little and the eco association explains that saving resources and increasing efficiency through the targeted use of innovative technologies in city centres contributes to climate protection. With Smart Buildings and Smart Homes, up to 20% of energy demand can be avoided in each case and sales can be increased accordingly.
What is a Smart City?
Those who speak of a smart city strategy basically mean the digitalisation and networking of cities, municipalities and regions. Smart cities create space for something new: new usage models, innovative living spaces, new forms of mobility, lifestyles, business models and knowledge transfer. Modern urban concepts and technology ensure a sustainable and digitally designed cityscape that is constantly evolving with the challenges of the future. At the centre of modern urban development are the people who live in smart cities.
How do you become a Smart City?
One thing is clear: you don’t become a Smart City overnight. However, it does not require a sophisticated smart city strategy that completely changes the entire life in a city. In the first step, small changes and concepts are enough to make cities more sustainable. Concrete examples of innovative points of contact in a city are our projects Experience Portal Thuringia and the innovative Tourist Information in Karlsruhe, which have already brought measurable success after a short time.
With our tourist guide towards the city of the future
Smart City does not only mean the change of the cityscape, but also the way people in the urban society inform themselves and communicate with each other. With innovative concepts such as our Germany-wide City App, which uses the tourism data of the open data data sources in Germany as a basis, we bring the visitors and residents of your city to the offers of the service providers and your Smart City points of contact. Let’s create new ways of communication and interaction with innovative smart city projects in your city together. Contact us and become the next Smart City in Germany together with us.