On 24 and 25 May 2018, the 68. URBAN-Netzwerktagung, an exchange platform for German and Austrian cities, took place in Leipzig, Germany. Stakeholders from different cities presented their individual approaches for a city between technological progress and social cohesion. The focus was on the question of how technological progress in the growing city and social issues can be combined.
Around 40 participants were involved in the discussion, also addressing further questions about different projects and strategies like housing, energy and funding opportunities.
The conference ended with a visit of the thermal storage system of the Stadtwerke Leipzig and the mobility stations of the Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe as crucial and functioning examples for smart infrastructures in the growing city.
Further information in German can be found here
(Pictures: Jonas Scholze, DV )