In direct dialogue, citizens of the city of Dortmund should be (inter)actively involved in urban development and decision-making processes.
The "Allianz Smart City Dortmund - Wir.Machen.Zukunft" has defined six focal points in participatory discussion and coordination processes in which pilot projects are to be developed and implemented.
With almost 590,000 inhabitants, Dortmund is the ninth largest city in Germany and the largest city in the Ruhr area in terms of area and population. With the gradual decline in coal mining since the middle of the 20th century, a structural change took place in Dortmund. Today Dortmund is one of the central logistics locations in Germany with more than 900 companies.
The north of the city is particularly affected by structural change. In the Smart City Innovation Project "Nordwärts" (Northwards), the former coal mine areas on the almost 13,000 hectare test site are being used for smart, future-oriented development concepts. The local residents are the focus of all activities.
Individual projects of the Smart City Initiative are to be implemented in the areas of energy, mobility and logistics, people and demographic change, IT platforms and citizen services, urban infrastructure, airport, port and security.
The "Smart Service Power" project focuses on age-appropriate, technology-based serviced living in the neighborhood. "Care 4.0" is to be implemented with intelligent digitalization and linking of various data sources. This care concept focuses on people - especially the needs of residents and nursing staff. Functions from the areas of e-health, smart home, Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), emergency call systems as well as care and concierge services will be integrated into the serviced living concepts.
Automatic, smart services such as service or emergency call solutions are developed from the networked data. The applications to be developed will allow people to live autonomously in their familiar environment for longer periods of time.
IT platforms and cross-regional company networks are part of the alliance's work.
Around 120 project ideas are currently registered and some are already being implemented, with an upward trend.
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