Digital project for integrated, sustainable and public welfare-oriented urban development
The Smart City Dresden (MPSC) model project – a funding project of the Federal Ministry of Housing, Urban Development and Building (BMWSB) – is intended to promote the strategic digitalization of the state capital in the sense of integrated, sustainable and public welfare-oriented urban development. For example, the citizens:inside Dresden can contribute their ideas, hopes and doubts to the project; innovative energy supply models such as a residential quarter powered entirely by geothermal energy and photovoltaics will be tested; an app will make it possible to organize the offerings of the Ostra-Gehege sports park in a digital and user-friendly way.
By the end of 2026, nine experimental so-called smart city measures for urban development and citizen participation will be examined and implemented as models in the pilot neighborhoods of Johannstadt, Friedrichstadt and Dresden-Ost/Prohlis. During this period, the future applicability for the entire city will also be tested.
The TU Dresden is co-initiator of the funding project. After the Smart City strategy was approved by the Dresden City Council in June 2023, the state capital Dresden and the TUD concluded two cooperation agreements for a total of approximately 2 million euros for further cooperation.
Scientific management of WISSENSARCHITEKTUR – Laboratory of Knowledge Architecture
The WISSENSARCHITEKTUR – Laboratory of Knowledge Architecture has held the scientific management of the model project since the beginning and developed the Smart City strategy with the state capital. In the implementation phase, the interdisciplinary working group will evaluate the course of the project. Comprehensive participation formats (“Smart Participation”) will be used to gather and evaluate feedback from civil society, politics, business and science. Workshop formats and networking with the national and international smart city community will also bring expertise at the cutting edge of research to the project. “The model project is a great opportunity for Dresden,” says Prof. Jörg Rainer Noennig, head of WISSENSARCHITEKTUR. “It offers the opportunity to test our smart city strategy in practice and to continue to develop it. The experience with the measures and the broad evaluation of the participation formats will provide us with insights that can significantly shape the digital progress of the state capital.”
Open Data Project of Business Informatics at the Faculty of Business and Economics
The Business Informatics professorships of Prof. Susanne Strahringer and Prof. Martin Wiener at the Faculty of Business and Economics are involved in the research project “Open Data for Citizens, Business and Administration: Development and Prototypical Implementation of Target Group-Specific Approaches to Value Generation for Urban Development” as a Smart City measure.
Open Data refers to data that may be used, redistributed and reused by anyone for any purpose. The starting point is the already existing Open Data portal of the state capital Dresden (LHD), through which municipal data is made available to the public. The project focus is, on the one hand, on actively promoting the use of Open Data by citizens, business and administration (“Promote & Facilitate”) and, on the other hand, on evaluating the benefits generated by Open Data for the aforementioned target groups (“Monitor & Evaluate”). The project is carried out in close cooperation with Dr. Lioba Buscher and her team from the Municipal Statistics Office of the LHD.
– – – –
Graphic: LH Dresden