Morgenstadt – Drive toward a liveable city of the future

What might tomorrow's cities look like?

Fraunhofer System Research for Morgenstadt

Through its »Morgenstadt« initiative, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is supporting the German federal government in implementing an innovative project entitled “The CO2-neutral, energy efficient and climate-adapted city”, which is one of 10 projects selected to form part of the government’s High-Tech Strategy 2020.

»Morgenstadt« is a vision of a sustainable, livable and innovative city of the future and its suburban surroundings. The challenge is not to optimize individual technologies, but rather to merge them together over the long term to create a fully integrated system in a sustainable city of the future. Thanks to their broad and closely intertwined research capabilities, the Fraunhofer institutes are perfectly equipped to carry out this task. This forward-looking project aims to achieve concrete goals related to scientific and technological developments.

The initiative covers the following topics:

  • Energy
  • Buildings
  • Production and logistics
  • Mobility and transportation
  • Information and communication
  • Urban processes and organization
  • Safety and security

Project description and project paper

 

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Fraunhofer is launching a joint research initiative on the most important sectors for the cities of tomorrow. Together with industrial partners it will thereby lay the foundation for creating smart and sustainable system innovations for future cities.

Further information

Drive toward a viable “City of the Future”

Press Release Apr 18, 2012 – Cities consume energy and raw materials, produce waste and pollutants, and overload their transportation systems. Fraunhofer researchers have now combined forces in the innovation network German for “Morgenstadt” (or “City of the Future”), in order to engineer innovative urban technologies and systems.