Smart City Ideas Competition 2023

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RWTH initiative "Der TAkt" wins first prize

The Faculty of Architecture is delighted to congratulate the "Der TAkt" team on winning first place in the Smart City Ideas Competition 2023. The ideas competition aims to strengthen Aachen's position as an important science and business location and to support the path to climate neutrality by 2030. The competition was looking for projects and ideas that demonstrate new and digital solutions to current challenges.

Accompanied by Dr. Robin Chang from the Chair of Planning Theory and Urban Development, the team is working on the idea of using augmented reality screens to offer Aachen's citizens interactive and direct opportunities to democratically engage with issues and concerns relating to the energy transition. We congratulate Niloofar Hashemi, Alexandre de Oliveira, and Raveena Gadkar on their continued dedication to their efforts to improve democracy, prototype development, and creative thinking about how to enhance legacy infrastructure in Aachen city!