Alanus von Radecki
Head of Urban Governance Innovation
at Fraunhofer IAO
More about this expert:
I think cities are the places where we need to solve the great challenges of our time: climate change, social inequality, environmental pollution, demographic change etc. I also think that social and technological innovations are the main enablers that will help cities deal with these challenges. Therefore I work with municipalities and urban organizations to increase their capacity for becoming innovation leaders to plan, finance, build and operate smarter and more sustainable urban systems. One of my largest challenges in the past was to develop and manage the Fraunhofer innovation network "Morgenstadt" (City of the Future) with 25 companies, 15 cities and 12 research organizations.