TU Berlin Summer University

18.07.2019 - CityLAB Event space

Smart City Berlin | Final Presentations

Berlin is growing. By the year 2030, there will be 250,000 more people living in the city than there are today. This will bring with it an increase in the demand for housing as well as in requirements for mobility, the adaptation of infrastructures and the availability of resources such as water, energy, data and building land. Like many major urban centres around the world, this means that Berlin is also facing a wide variety of challenges for the future: the growing city, the aging city or the city in the midst of structural change all require inter-disciplinary and inter-departmental approaches if solutions are to be found. The Smart City approach aims to find solutions to the ecological, social, economic and cultural challenges faced by Berlin through the use of intelligent technology. Berlin wishes to preserve – and as far as possible enhance – its appeal and its quality of life.


This course will challenge you to critically reflect and interrogate the “smart city” concept, contribute your own ideas and experiences from home and gain a broad perspective on how cities are innovating and cooperating all over the world for a more sustainable urban future. The course is ideal for participants with an interdisciplinary interest in urban planning, innovation and knowledge management, digital media & communications technologies, civic tech/ engineering, sustainability studies, politics & governance, history.


After 3 weeks of lectures and workshops the participants of the course will present some results of their work. This will take place on the pre-last day of the TU Summer University Term – 18th July 2019. Come and see the conclusions made after lectures to the topics like: What is a Smart City & What Role Can YOU Play in It?, How Smart Is Berlin?, International Cooperation & Learning of Cities, and more. The entry is free!

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