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Model Projects Smart Cities (MPSC)

City life of the future


The Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI)



How will we live in the communities of the future? How will we shape our lives there? And what changes will digitalisation bring? These are the three central questions of the BMI's Model Projects Smart Cities (MPSC) programme.

The Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI) has commissioned a consortium of various institutes of the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) under the leadership of the DLR Project Management Agency to set up and supervise a coordination and transfer centre (KTS). Prognos is a partner in the consortium and has the role of "programme-accompanying evaluation" of the MPSC. Other partners are the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, the German Institute of Urban Affairs and Creative Climate Cities.

Smart Cities model projects: cities and communities on the way to a digital future

With the Smart Cities model projects, the Federal Government supports municipalities in strategically shaping digitalisation in the sense of integrated, sustainable, and public welfare-oriented urban development. The Smart Cities model projects develop and test cross-sector digital strategies for the city life of the future. The motto in this round: "Together out of the crisis: Space for the future". The funded projects are intended to show how the qualities of the European city can be transferred to the age of digitalisation.

On 15 July 2021, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community announced the 28 selected projects of the third season of the "Smart Cities Model Projects". 300 million euros in programme funds are available for the third call. With the Economic Stimulus and Future Package in June 2020, the Federal Government decided to continue the funding of the Smart Cities model projects and to increase it to a total of 820 million euros.

Further information (BMI Smart City Dialogue website)

Press release from the dlr (german language)

Project team: Dr Jan-Philipp Kramer, Sven Altenburg, Dr Olaf Arndt, Matthias Canzler, Moritz Glettenberg, Lorenz Löffler, Lennart Galdiga

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