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30.08.2017

Smart City Berlin

Berlin’s smart vision of the future – a super smart city with green roofs, an e-centralised energy supply, multimedia health management and electric transport.

The term “smart city” represents all the technological and organizational concepts that will make modern cities suitable for the essential challenges of the future. As a response to climate and demographic change it aims at increasing the attractiveness of urban spaces and a better integration of industry and science. Innovations
in IT and infrastructure creates a networked city that uses its resources in an optimal and sustainable manner, thereby reducing emissions and improving the lives for you and me.

Smart cities will need intelligent urban infrastructure, and will apply digital technology, for instance, to help improve quality of life and reduce resource consumption. This infrastructure includes building automation in many public buildings, smart electricity grids and in particular transportation solutions.

Hochzeitspaar in Berlin mit einem Smart im Hintergrund.
Campaign motiv “City of Change / Smart City” (c) Berlin Partner

Pioneer in Europe: Berlin`s smart city strategy

The accelerated Smart City Strategy is the guiding principle for the future of the city and part of the Berlin 2030 urban development concept, the goal of which is to make the city more economically sustainable and attractive, as well as to increase its profile internationally.

Because by 2030 there will be 250.000 more people living in Berlin.

That’s why solutions are being sought that can address growth with forward-looking, sustainable ideas. Innovative applications and e-mobility solutions are already demonstrating how a smart city might work.

Super smart city: Berlin, some examples

In Berlin, for example, Siemens,  the operator of the transport information center, supplies drivers with the latest reports on traffic conditions, so they can find a quick, safe and environmentally friendly route to their destinations. The new sensor-controlled parking management system in the Bundesallee should radically reduce the number of cars looking for a parking space, which is responsible for up to 30 percent of total traffic volume.

Smart power in a super smart city, Creative Commons Zero
Smart power in a super smart city, Creative Commons Zero

Stromnetz Berlin GmbH’s smart grid provides an energy system that guarantees sustainable mobility and makes maximum use of renewable energy from surrounding areas. Digitizing the power supply provides the Berlin power grid with greater interconnectivity, allowing it to respond more flexibly to supply and demand.

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30.08.2017

Smart City Berlin

Berlin’s smart vision of the future – a super smart city with green roofs, an e-centralised energy supply, multimedia health management and electric transport.

The term “smart city” represents all the technological and organizational concepts that will make modern cities suitable for the essential challenges of the future. As a response to climate and demographic change it aims at increasing the attractiveness of urban spaces and a better integration of industry and science. Innovations
in IT and infrastructure creates a networked city that uses its resources in an optimal and sustainable manner, thereby reducing emissions and improving the lives for you and me.

Smart cities will need intelligent urban infrastructure, and will apply digital technology, for instance, to help improve quality of life and reduce resource consumption. This infrastructure includes building automation in many public buildings, smart electricity grids and in particular transportation solutions.

Hochzeitspaar in Berlin mit einem Smart im Hintergrund.
Campaign motiv “City of Change / Smart City” (c) Berlin Partner

Pioneer in Europe: Berlin`s smart city strategy

The accelerated Smart City Strategy is the guiding principle for the future of the city and part of the Berlin 2030 urban development concept, the goal of which is to make the city more economically sustainable and attractive, as well as to increase its profile internationally.

Because by 2030 there will be 250.000 more people living in Berlin.

That’s why solutions are being sought that can address growth with forward-looking, sustainable ideas. Innovative applications and e-mobility solutions are already demonstrating how a smart city might work.

Super smart city: Berlin, some examples

In Berlin, for example, Siemens,  the operator of the transport information center, supplies drivers with the latest reports on traffic conditions, so they can find a quick, safe and environmentally friendly route to their destinations. The new sensor-controlled parking management system in the Bundesallee should radically reduce the number of cars looking for a parking space, which is responsible for up to 30 percent of total traffic volume.

Smart power in a super smart city, Creative Commons Zero
Smart power in a super smart city, Creative Commons Zero

Stromnetz Berlin GmbH’s smart grid provides an energy system that guarantees sustainable mobility and makes maximum use of renewable energy from surrounding areas. Digitizing the power supply provides the Berlin power grid with greater interconnectivity, allowing it to respond more flexibly to supply and demand.

More information:

Why should you start a business in Berlin?

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Berlin offers the ideal infrastructure for setting up a company. The city’s airports make it quick and easy to reach from all over Europe, and its public transport network is extensive. Office space is also plentiful. Few cities have as many co-working spaces as Berlin. Although rents are rising, they are still lower than in most other European capitals.

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