Metropolitan Solutions 2015:

Technology and Services for Cities

From May 20 to 22 the spectacular new CityCube in Berlin will be the scene of the largest conference and exhibition for smart, sustainable urban development. Around 4,000 visitors are expected to attend Metropolitan Solutions 2015. With its 100 exhibitors, 27 conferences and numerous workshops, this trade show is the key meeting place for urban planners, developers, investors and decision-makers for municipal businesses. Technical solutions and ideas for sustainable urban centers of the future will be discussed.The detailed program of Metropolitan Solutions 2015 is available on the www.metropolitansolutions.de or here for download. Program OverviewSpeakers and Exhibitors list are also  available for download.

World Metropolitan Areas

On our interactive map you will only find the metropolitan areas with more than 6 million residents. The list of “Demographia World Urban Areas” is much longer: it counts 1009 agglomerations with more than 500,000 inhabitants. In 2015 there are living 2 billion people in metropolises.

Metropolitan Solutions Magazine 2015

“It is about making cities into attractive, productive and innovative working and living spaces for all their residents.“

– Dr. Gerd Müller
Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

“Smart solutions to challenges in many different spheres of life are already being research into, developed and applied here in Berlin.“

– Michael Müller
Mayor of Berlin

Berlin – new places for smart events

With the new CityCube Berlin, the German capital is becoming more attractive as a meeting and convention destination. The cube-shaped building with three levels is equipped with the latest technology and offers plenty of space for larger meetings and conventions for up to 11,000 participants. Freely movable walls allow the multi-purpose hall to be adapted to the requirements of the particular event. In addition, a walkway connects the CityCube with Hall 7 of the Messe Berlin, creating enough space for up to 18,000 people. Already in its first years, CityCube Berlin is successful with events booked in advance until 2021.

Berlin as a hotbed for new ideas: “Plenty of space for innovation”

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The Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller, on the city’s contribution to the world wide discussion of urban development:”Smart solutions to challenges in many different spheres of life are already being research into, developed and applied. Berlin is a kind of shop-window for Germany – in terms of economics, science and urban development policies. That’s why I am really delighted that no less than two exceptional platforms in Berlin -Asia-Pacific Weeks and Metropolitan Solutions – are addressing Smart City approaches to sustainable urban development.”

Read the whole interview with M. Müller here.

Berlin TXL: where new ideas will take-off

Airport Berlin Tegel to become a runway for new urban technologies

Tegel Airport might be closing, but its appeal will long outlive the last take-off and landing. The site will then be developed as a research and industrial estate, an experimental laboratory for the city of the future: Berlin TXL – The Urban Tech Republic. Entrepreneurs, students, investors, industrialists and scientists will all come together here to plan and develop tomorrow’s cities. Berlin TXL will become a hub for designing, manufacturing and exporting urban technologies. The ideas and designs created here will be in demand not only in Berlin, but also in cities around the world.

Read the whole story on Airport Berlin Tegel in our Blog.