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15:00 Uhr - 20:00 Uhr | Digital Event

Sustainable Digitalization in Urban Areas

As part of this year’s Berlin Science Week, the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) and the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society are happy to invite you to our joint event on “Sustainable Digitalization in Urban Areas”.


The event will take place on November 3rd, 2020 and consist of two major parts:

Part I (starting at 3 pm): Virtual Workshops

Three virtual workshops that are addressing researchers as well as stakeholders like policy makers, civil society and business representatives in order to enable an interdisciplinary and transsectoral dialogue. The workshops will focus on the following aspects of digitalization in urban areas:

Data and Society Interface – focusing on how we can make collected data usable for scientific purposes and for the general good of the society and still take legal, ethical, economic or organizational challenges and legitimate interest of all stakeholders into account. – Organizer: HIIG (Christian Grauvogel)


Smart Neighborhoods – focusing on a component of a smart city and interlink between individual buildings (fine scale) and infrastructural, social, and environmental urban networks (large scale). – Organizer: ECDF (Tim Kawalun)


Participation in a digitalized City – focusing on citizen involvement initiatives of urban digitalization aspects. – Organizer: Weizenbaum-Institut (Johanna Hampf)


Part II (starting at 7 pm): Virtual Panel

The event will conclude with a joint virtual panel discussion about the workshops outcomes and the overarching question of how to enable a sustainable digitalisation in cities like Berlin. The virtual panel discussion will be broadcast via livestream.

On the Panel

Prof. Dr. Andrea Cominola, Professor for Smart Water Networks at the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) and Technische Universität Berlin

Dr. Luiza Bengston, Scientist in the team Data, Actors, Infrastructures at HIIG

Ophélie Ivombo, Digital Officer at Verbraucherzentrale Berlin and Digital City Alliance

Thomas Krause, Senate Department forEconomics, Energy and Public Enterprises, Project Leader for Digital Strategy

Moderation: Katja Weber, radioeins