“‘…Cause there is no more new frontier, we have got to make it here” The Last Resort, The Eagles
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS, NEW URBAN AGENDA, NET-ZERO and SMART CITIES – buzz words that come up again and again in connection with the resilient future of cities and communities. But what do they mean and what role do they play in project implementation?
To answer that question, we must first take the time to look back and ask “Where did we come from and where are we today? This is just as important as looking into the future and asking: “Where do we want to go and why?”. Only then does it make sense to look more closely at “How we will get there?”: “What measures can we use to achieve our goals and what do we need to change in the processes and structures?”
The challenge faced by urban systems and the primary task for city decision-makers is to find ways and solutions that serve the common good. Digital solutions are a simply a means to an end. No more and no less.