Urban Governance Innovation

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The planning, development and operation of urban systems are becoming more and more complex. Whereas individual specialist departments were once able to carry out clearly defined municipal functions, nowadays urban development is characterized by digitalization, participation and networking. The functions of municipal authorities and solutions providers are increasingly interconnected. Innovative technologies, new business models and mixed financing are playing an ever more frequent role in the urban development process. In addition, global markets as well as the challenges of issues such as climate change, the sustainable use of resources, and social integration are forcing cities to face challenges that did not exist before. Municipal authorities and solutions providers have to deal with complex demands faster than ever – and develop and implement innovative urban solutions.  

The Competence Center Urban Governance Innovation is helping cities to shape innovation processes at the interface between municipal authorities, private enterprise, and the general public. We support local communities in developing integrated strategies and then implementing these together. In the process we rely on innovative methods of urban systems analysis and techniques for the development of adaptive innovation projects, taking into account social and technological trends. Private sector-civil society integration is achieved using tried-and-tested tools and methods, which we are continually refining.

It is our goal to combine sustainable urban development with changing user requirements and technological innovations.

Morgenstadt is the flagship project of the Competence Center Urban Governance Innovation. We are using this to bring a wide range of specific research projects together into one initiative, which is anticipating and testing a new paradigm of urban development. 

 

Morgenstadt

11 different Fraunhofer institutes, 14 cities of varying sizes and 22 companies engaged in activities from automotive development to urban planning have come together to create the innovation network »Morgenstadt: City Insights« in order to collaboratively conceptualize and realize the future of an integrated, sustainable, liveable and resilient city of tomorrow.  

 

Triangulum

In 2016, Eindhoven issued an I-City tender encouraging start-up companies to apply with their ideas on how to make the city smarter. More than 20 firms were competing with innovative ideas, seven of them are now selected. The award-winning ideas tackle various sectors of the daily life: 

City Lab Tbilisi

In the Georgian capital there have been developed recommendations after indepth analysis in order to improve the sustainability and life quality in the city.  

City Lab Prague

The Czech capital will improve itself as smart Prague with an innovation quarter and a transportation app.

 

Smarter Together

SMARTER TOGETHER will prepare the ground for large-scale replication and ensure an in-depth knowledge transfer about setting up of smart city business models and user-centric innovation in order to contribute to positive societal dynamics.  

Team leader

Alanus von Radecki

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M. Sc. Alanus von Radecki

Head of Team Urban Governance Innovation

Fraunhofer IAO
Nobelstraße 12
70569 Stuttgart

Phone +49 711 970-2169

Team

Nora D. Fanderl

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Dipl.-Ing. M. Sc. Nora D. Fanderl

Urban Governance Innovation

Fraunhofer IAO
Nobelstraße 12
70569 Stuttgart

Phone +49 711 970-2301

Trinidad Fernandez

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M. Sc. Trinidad Fernandez

Urban Governance Innovation

Fraunhofer IAO
Nobelstraße 12
70569 Stuttgart

Phone +49 711 970-2322

Tom Hawxwell

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M.Sc. Tom Hawxwell

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering
Nobelstr. 12
70569 Stuttgart

Phone +49 711 970-2199

Mobile +49 151 16327756

Sophie Mok

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M. Sc. Sophie Mok

Urban Governance Innovation

Fraunhofer IAO
Nobelstraße 12
70569 Stuttgart

Phone +49 711 970-2217

Marielisa Padilla

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M. Sc. Marielisa Padilla

Urban Governance Innovation

Fraunhofer IAO
Nobelstraße 12
70569 Stuttgart

Phone +49 711 970-2160

Natalie Pfau-Weller

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Dr. Natalie Pfau-Weller

Leiterin Morgenstadt: city insights

Fraunhofer IAO
Nobelstraße 12
70569 Stuttgart

Phone +49 711 970-2196

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Alexander Schmidt

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M. Sc. Alexander Schmidt

Urban Governance Innovation

Fraunhofer IAO
Nobelstraße 12
70569 Stuttgart

Phone +49 711 970-5351

Nikita Shetty

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M. Sc. Nikita Shetty

Urban Governance Innovation

Fraunhofer IAO
Nobelstraße 12
70569 Stuttgart

Phone +49 711 970-2308

Petr Suska

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M. Sc. Petr Suska

Urban Governance Innovation

Fraunhofer IAO
Nobelstraße 12
70569 Stuttgart

Phone +49 152 22543940

Eliana Uribe

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M.Sc. Eliana Uribe

Urban Governance Innovation

Fraunhofer IAO
Nobelstraße 12
70569 Stuttgart

Phone +49 711 970-2204

Damian Wagner

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M. Sc. Damian Wagner

Urban Governance Innovation

Fraunhofer IAO
Nobelstraße 12
70569 Stuttgart

Phone +49 711 970-2309

Team assistants

Monika Kreis

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Monika Kreis

Team assistant

Fraunhofer IAO
Nobelstraße 12
70569 Stuttgart

Phone +49 711 970-2174