The intelligent digitalization of cities improves the quality of life, saves resources, and makes urban living and management more sustainable. Berlin TXL is assuming a pioneering role for Germany’s capital as it moves towards becoming a Smart City. To do this, Berlin TXL’s Smart Districts need not only a digital infrastructure, but also places for innovation and a network of partners for the practical and secure use of urban data. The digital infrastructure for Berlin TXL and smart cities worldwide is being developed in the FUTR HUB, the center of expertise for urban data.
The central infrastructure of the FUTR HUB is a data platform that will collect, link, and present urban data. Urban data can be gathered for instance from sensors in building ventilation systems, traffic lights, and charging stations. On the basis of a geodata infrastructure, as is mentioned in the planning documents for Berlin TXL, the system is brought together with an IoT system step by step and then further developed into a comprehensive data platform around issues such as energy, mobility, and smart nature. All urban data are integrated in terms of perspective by Berlin TXL.