What is a smart sustainable district?
Project Goals and Components
The Smart Sustainable District (SSD) project is a European initiative aimed at implementing integrated and urban solutions within districts. The overarching goal is to create high-quality urban living spaces that are also well equipped to meet the future challenges presented by climate change. The project partners in the Climate-KIC network represent a wide range of experts from the private and public sectors and the academic and research community who are keen to apply their skills to turning existing approaches in individual districts into integrated solutions.
Climate-KIC’s decision to select Moabit West as a pilot district for the SSD project was based on the comprehensive catalogue of measures outlined in the 2014 Green Moabit district development strategy (StEK) and also on the fact that there are active networks of citizen and company initiatives in the area. Under the direction of TU Berlin’s CHORA city&energy institute, since mid-2014 the project team has brought on board several local partners from Mitte borough, the business network, the district administration and the urban utilities, and has explored options for implementing integrated district solutions in Moabit West. In February 2016, planning began for potential research and implementation projects in the fields of energy and thermal efficiency, sustainable water management and carbon-neutral mobility. The Smart Citizen Network Board (SCNB) was established as a cooperative steering mechanism in December 2015.
Berlin Utility Service Companies
Berlin Administration & Agencies
Moabit Local Partners
Led by Dr.-Ing. Wulf-Holger Arndt, a workshop took place in the ZTG on Thursday the 27th April 2017 under the name ‘Autonomous Driving Neighbourhood Bus in Moabit’. Aside from ZTG (TU Berlin) and the SSD project partners ‘Local Motors’ and ‘Büro Autobus’, representatives from the municipality Berlin Mitte, from the senate administration for environment, transport and[…]
In the framework of the “Smart Sustainable District (SSD)- Moabit” project, the nextbike GmbH and the Center for Technology and Society (CTS) at TUB organized a workshop focusing on the upper mentioned topic. On February,16th 2017 a diverse group of stakeholders including authorities (the Berlin Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection, District[…]
120 stakeholders were invited by the SSD project team from CHORA conscious city to attend the semi-public SSD symposium on December 6th, 2016. The first part (morning session) took place at the Conscious City Lab of TU Berlin and focussed on the planning tools and strategies developed and applied throughout the planning process. The “District[…]
During the Climate Innovation summit in Frankfurt, a video was presented which reflected the ambition of all SSD districts. It was composed based on he interviews held during the SSD High Level Network Meeting in Utrecht on 27-28 September 2016. The project lead (KAM) of SSD Moabit West, Nadine Kuhla von Bergmann, talks about the[…]
Being late for work, getting stuck in the rain, searching for a parking spot – it’s a familiar scene for commuters coming into work in Moabit by private car or public transport. In order to address the „last mile“ problem and encourage inhabitants and commuters to switch to non-motorized transport options, the city of Berlin[…]
BERLIN DEEP DIVE WORKSHOP #2, 13.-14.09.2016 Smart tree planting designs as storm water storage on roads, a crowd-mapping platform to identify mobility needs for bike sharing, and incentive schemes to encourage local businesses to undertake energy efficiency audits – these are some of the outcomes of the second deep dive workshop for Berlin-Moabit organized by[…]
Link to Video by Berlin Partner
Innovative methods and instruments for the implementation of collaborative urban development
Smart Citizen Network Board
Das “Smart Citizen Network Board” (SCNB) wurde als innovatives Planungsinstrument durch das Projekt SSD im Dezember 2015 ins Leben gerufen.
Scenario games are used to negotiate between different interests during development of a district.
District Data Atlas
The District Data Atlas is a database containing all the data that is relevant to the SSD project.
Citizen City Science
Bürgerinnen und Bürgern sollen zur Nutzung von großen Datensammlungen aus Sensornetzwerken, Smartphones und Social Media und zur Vernetzung befähigt werden.