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Cities

How do we improve the social, technological and communicative openness of our cities? And how do we enhance the inclusion of all citizens through creative interface management?These are just a few key questions of the Baumeister Topos Cities Initiative. The Cities Initiative is based on the assumption that the City of the Future will be a Smart City: Digitalisation not only shapes our everyday lives but also the urban development. The Smart City will improve the quality of life by using technology to refine the efficiency of services and meet residents’ needs. We engage architects, planners and decision makers in politics and business in a meaningful dialogue about the Future City and we will present innovative solutions that increase the quality of urban life.



Trainline used Instagram data to analyze the visually most beautiful train stations around the world. Collected on a homepage and sorted by country, the large number of sculptures, works of art and architectural refinements can be viewed. This trains the attention to detail. All eyes on bus stations and transport hubs Train and bus stations, […]

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The exhibition “urbainable – stadthaltig. Positions on the European City for the 21st Century” by members of the Architecture Section of the Akademie der Künste (Academy of Arts) in Berlin examines the role of the European city and its architecture in the age of global warming, digitisation, demographic change and the dissolution of traditional social […]

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