Munich recently started to implement a smart city framework strategy, introducing more smart city technologies in new developments. For Neuaubing-Westkreuz/Freiham, Munich’s Smarter Together project area, the key number is ‘20’: In this pilot district, Smarter Together aims to cut CO2 emissions by more than 20% and raise the use of renewable energy to above 20% while at the same time increasing energy efficiency by more than 20%. Munich’s goal is to be carbon-neutral in Neuaubing-Westkreuz/Freiham by 2050.

While Freiham is a new housing development, many of the residential properties in Neuaubing and Westkreuz were built in the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s. This diverse district is therefore an ideal test ground for Munich’s smart city solutions and reflects current urban realities. Apart from Smarter Together, two other projects are currently tackling smart city issues in Munich: City2Share and Civitas Eccentric.

Smarter Together Munich is working to:

  • Promote e-mobility 
  • Install smart energy-efficient street lighting
  • Refurbish houses to reduce energy consumption, aiming towards 100% renewable energy 
  • Circulate a SmartCity app that creates intelligent links between all services
  • Install a smart urban data platform as the technological backbone of all smart city measures

Under the aegis of the Smarter Together project, the City of Munich is cooperating with eleven business and academic partners. Between now and 2021, it will invest a total of around EUR 20 million in the 350-hectare district, of which EUR 6.85 million will come from the EU.

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