According to forecasts, more than three quarters of people will live in cities in the future.
In the research area Future City, we are exploring how cities can continue to meet the needs of their inhabitants in the face of the far-reaching challenges of a globalized world, advancing urbanization, dwindling resources, and climate change.
We meet the challenges of future urban development by bringing together different disciplinary approaches, expertise and perspectives from researchers and industry partners. In our cooperation we focus on inter- and transdisciplinarity!
What makes our research focus so special, however, is above all the view beyond city boundaries. We strive to understand cities not only physically, but also in all their depth: historically, literarily, philosophically, socially and ecologically.