Ideas for the city
A trend report into prospects and success factors for Germany’s urban future
Mar 10, 2014
Cities are the future, according to the Landmarks in the Land of Ideas competition, in which the Germany – Land of Ideas initiative and Deutsche Bank honored innovation projects aimed at shaping an urban future. Fraunhofer IAO’s scientific study to accompany the competition highlights the success factors and areas of innovation for the city of tomorrow.
Following on from a trend study that Fraunhofer IAO conducted on behalf of Deutsche Bank, the institute has released a trend report outlining the key findings. Under the banner of “Ideas for the City,” the Germany – Land of Ideas initiative and Deutsche Bank honored 100 projects as “Landmarks in the Land of Ideas” in 2013 and 2014. Accompanying the competition of the same name is a trend study that brings together quantitative analysis and qualitative interpretations of the competition’s featured projects. It provides insight into current trends and future developments across Germany’s urban project landscape.
Analysis in the trend study, which has been compiled by Fraunhofer IAO’s Urban Systems Engineering research area, is based on interdisciplinary urban expertise and on metadata provided by the selected projects. Key insights are:
Fraunhofer IAO collaborates with industrial and civic partners to come up with new, innovative strategies and pioneering urban planning concepts in Fraunhofer’s Morgenstadt (city of the future) initiative.