Dortmund Thinks Digitally: How We Design Cities with Future-Proofing in Mind
How can cities be made fit for the future through digital transformation? The approaches chosen by the German city of Dortmund in this respect were the subject of the first City Talk to which Drees & Sommer had invited guests, in Dortmund, yesterday evening, April 11.
Smart Building Solutions: How Software Revolutionizes The Real Estate Industry
Digitalization, innovation and startups: at the two-day Smart Building Solutions symposium at Smart Logistics Cluster on the campus of RWTH Aachen University, it was clear that these are more than just catchy buzzwords.
At the Workplace or in Traffic: How Mobile will the Future be?
No matter whether we are talking about a desk or a car, more and more people are opting for the principle of sharing. By doing so, they contribute to sustainable and efficient urban development, away from traffic jams and fine particle alarms towards good quality of life and of workplace.
Kick-Off for Zollhof Digital Startup Center in Nuremberg
Innovative ideas, entrepreneurial spirit and a promising network: all this can be found at the ZOLLHOF Tech Incubator in the German city of Nuremberg. At the listed old customs house building near the central railway station, Zollhof Betreiber GmbH is creating space for an ‘incubator’ to promote digital business ideas.
experimenta Opens: Experiencing Science and Technology at First Hand
Knowledge, as they say, comes from experience, and experimenta Heilbronn – the largest science center in Germany – fulfills this by offering a space of around 25,000 square meters where everything can be explored, from everyday issues to cutting-edge research.
Towards a Public Authority of the Future
Germany's public authorities need to embrace the digital age definitively. In a European comparison, Germany only ranks 14th on the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) compiled by the European Commission. Drees & Sommer advises cities and local authorities on these issues and shows how they can position themselves and their real estate for a viable future.
New Book: Creating Buildings With Positive Impacts
Promoting positive impacts of buildings, instead of minimizing negative ones. This is the guiding principle in the new book entitled ‘Creating Buildings With Positive Impacts’ by Douglas Mulhall, Michael Braungart and Katja Hansen. In their publication, they present practical tools and methods that help to create healthy and recyclable buildings.
Residential Development Klosteranger in the Bavarian Village of Weyarn Nears Completion
Located close to the German city of Munich and boasting an old monastery complex, the municipality of Weyarn is developing into a model district. A previously uncultivated meadow has been transformed into a settled residential area.