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Making intelligent cities in Europe climate-neutral : About the necessity to integrate technical and socio-cultural innovations

Kropp, Cordula; Ley, Astrid; Ottenburger, Sadeeb S.; Ufer, Ulrich ORCID iD icon


Smart urban futures are currently being tested and promoted in Europe using innovative and intelligent urban technologies at different spatial scales, in individual sectors such as energy or transport, or by using specific technological innovations. However, the great transformation, though often called for and widely advocated, is yet to come. This paper discusses the necessity of promoting integrative approaches that go beyond technology-centered solutions with the aim of opening up paths towards urban climate neutrality: Precisely because urban futures are hardly predictable due to diverse and partly still hidden influencing factors, it is important to include especially socio-cultural innovations, as well as resilient technical solutions. The considerations developed in this regard conclude with a presentation of the contributions in this TATuP special topic.

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000131725
Veröffentlicht am 22.04.2021
DOI: 10.14512/tatup.30.1.11
Zitationen: 2
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Institut für Thermische Energietechnik und Sicherheit (ITES)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsdatum 31.03.2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0943-8246, 1619-7623, 2199-9201, 2567-8833, 2568-020X
KITopen-ID: 1000131725
HGF-Programm 46.24.02 (POF IV, LK 01) Conceptual and Methodological Research
Weitere HGF-Programme 37.12.01 (POF IV, LK 01) Digitalization & System Technology for Flexibility Solutions
Erschienen in Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis
Verlag Oekom Verlag
Band 30
Heft 1
Seiten 11–16
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