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Medieninformation Nr. 30-2021

vom 17. März 2021

Towards a Smart City – Joint Digitalization Strategy by the European New School of Digital Studies and the City Administration of Frankfurt

The European New School of Digital Studies (ENS) of the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), in cooperation with the Frankfurter Dienstleistungsholding (FDH) and the city administration, is supporting the city of Frankfurt in the development of a digitalization strategy.

„Together, we will use digital technologies to make Frankfurt (Oder) an even more livable and lovable city", says Prof. Dr. Jürgen Neyer, Director of the European New School of Digital Studies about the Smart City concept. "We want to leverage smart technologies to turn Frankfurt into a dynamic innovation hub in the region.”

„By the end of 2021, we want to have a joint strategy for Frankfurt (Oder) in place, designed to increase the quality of life in our city, through ecologically sustainable as well as socially and economically balanced solutions and technologies”, explains Mayor Claus Junghanns. Citizens should will be given the chance to participate in shaping their city. At the same time, we aim to become more competitive for companies and boost efficiency in our administration."

In the frame of a research seminar at Viadrina, public surveys and interviews with municipal stakeholders and businesses will be conducted in a first step.
Moreover, there will be a dialog event with actors from the city, local politics and science. The project receives 40,000 euros of financial support from the Volkswagen Foundation, one of the largest German science funding institutions.

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