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KIT urban research coordinator
Dr. Heike Boos

Tel.: +49-721-60828594
E-Mail: heike.boos∂kit.edu


urban research at KIT

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KIT website on the occasion of the Science Year 2015: City of the Future

KIT Magazine LookKIT

LookKIT 2015/2 city of the future

Welcome to Urban Research at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

More than half of the world’s population is presently living in urban areas. In Germany, this share even exceeds 75% and is increasing continuously. Cities in the 21st century face major challenges due to climate change and environmental pollution, scarcity of energy and resources, demographic and economic changes, new forms of work and life, mobility change, interconnection of infrastructures, and digitization. At the same time, cities are places of change for sustainable development and use of technical and social innovations.

Research at KIT contributes to the investigation, development, and design of the city of the future in all essential aspects. With a unique combination of expertise in natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities as well as planning and design, KIT researchers investigate all functional and life areas of a city using a holistic approach.

KIT provides knowledge for sustainable urban development to stakeholders and policy makers on a local, regional, national, and international level.



Karlsruhe to Pioneer Autonomous Driving

The test center for connected and automated driving will be set up in Karlsruhe involving the KIT.

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Urban Climate Under Change

KIT participates in two modules of the BMBF programme that aims at the development, validation and application of an innovative urban climate model for entire cities.

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Jointly Shaping the Energy Transition

First Results of the “Karlsruhe Energy Research Partnership”.

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Infrastructure – Prevention Is Better than Cure

Helmholtz Association and KIT Start the Innovation Hub “Prevention in Construction”.

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