Urban Governance Innovation

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Our Vision

The future proof city!

Urban development in the 21st century

Never has urban development been as complex as today. Numerous internal and external factors need to be aligned to develop livable, resilient, sustainable and inclusive cities:

Global trends like climate change, migration or shifts in demography increasingly need a local response.

The great digital transformation changes organizations, economies and personal lives. Cities need to actively shape it.

Technological innovations help us create smarter cities – but the pace of innovation is incompatible with traditional urban development cycles.

The Vision: Future-Proof Cities

Our Vision at UGI is to shape future-proof cities. We perceive cities as complex adaptive systems and work between cities, businesses and research to define local pathways of innovation and urban development. By linking technological innovation, urban development and social and ecological premises for sustainable and inclusive cities, UGI helps create cities that are ready for the future!

The DNA

Driving sustainable innovation to shape the city of the future!

What?

Our Mission – Thought Leadership for the sustainable, resilient, and livable city of the future

 

How?

We support cities to become innovation leaders through new governance approaches and by overcoming urban challenges together with science and industry.

We enable companies to calibrate their products and services with urban needs and to implement new system solutions in cooperation with cities.

We understand the deeper implications of the great digital transformation and strive for a new model of collaboration between digital innovators and guardians of the public good.

 

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

Jennifer Krauß

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M.A. Jennifer Krauß

Urban Governance Innovation

Fraunhofer IAO
Nobelstraße 12
70569 Stuttgart

Phone +49 711 970-2262

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