City of the Future
Beuth University’s approach to conducting research pragmatically embraces concepts from a variety of scientific fields in endeavoring to meet future urban challenges.
The Competence Center entitled “City of the Future” includes three competence clusters to come to terms with complex social problems. In these clusters the complete range of disciplines are utilized extensively of the Beuth research and teaching community:
The competence cluster Life in the City of the Future encompasses issues regarding economics, education, society and health. For instance, aspects are examined like demographic change, gentrification of inner-city quarters or coverage gaps in medical care against the background of meeting new requirements for public facilities and institutions. Nevertheless, the major focus within this competence cluster is directed at Life Sciences.
The cluster Infrastructures for the City of the Future attempts to meet certain spatial, logistical and communication requirements to effectively shape and/or enhance living conditions in the City of the Future, like optimize the urban dweller’s mobility, modern communication structures and the multifaceted media landscape as well as create and preserve open spaces, green areas and recreational facilities.
The cluster Urban Technologies for the City of the Future comprises issues regarding energy generation, building construction, transportation systems and environment protection. The broad spectrum of research topics include construction engineering, building technology, water economics, transport planning and electric mobility / electric-powered vehicles. Major focus is devoted to the employment of sustainable energies and the development of relevant efficient technologies.