How are urban infrastructures changing?

Economic and social inputs come via infrastructures. Their design can make a vital contribution to the quality of urban life and to efficient and sufficient production and consumption patterns. Infrastructure therefore plays a key role in the realisation of sustainable solutions for the City of the Future. Urban and infrastructure development are closely linked.

The emphasis of this focus topic is on integrated transformation strategies in energy infrastructure (electricity, heat, gas), water infrastructure (water, wastewater and their various material flows) and communication and information infrastructure. The growing interrelationships between these areas and their impacts on the urban space are given particular consideration here.