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M1-Projekt 2015/2016 - Prof. Dr. Jörg Pohlan

SmartParking@HCU


The concept of Smart Cities is a popular and contemporary often discussed subject. In this context, systems for intelligent management of parking space, how they are currently developed by the company Siemens, can also be understood as part of the Smart City.

These systems should help optimizing the management of traffic and cities as a whole. Aspects like the reduction of traffic and emission, optimized usage of the infrastructure, increase of the security in traffic and efficient exploitation of parking spaces, are among the principal goals.

In cooperation with employees from the research department of Siemens a concept will be developed and tested for a digital city model which is beneficial for further planning and simulate smart city technologies and their applications in a dynamic way. For this specifically the inner-city of Hamburg will serve as an example. Therefore, a first feasibility study of such a tool with an attempt on the basis of selected parking scenarios will initially be developed. The current concept for the inner-city of Hamburg (Innenstadtkonzept Hamburg 2014) should also be included in this consideration.

The Project contains firstly the conception of a digital city model for the inner-city of Hamburg, secondly the identification of relevant (model) parameters in such a model to integrate the Smart City Application “Smart Parking” and thirdly the intersection of all relevant sources to a dynamic tool for planning and communication.

Smart Parking in Hamburg can thereby be seen as a concrete and tangible example for the innovative capture, processing and communication of digital information in the public space within a complex system of diverse actors (proprietors of buildings, city administration, municipal operators/providers, retail, citizens, companies, etc.).

Within the framework of the students project a critical reflection of the terminology and the conception of Smart Cities is also intended to show the diversity and encourage the different considerations of the discourse.

Beside the collaboration with Siemens, additional cooperation with the study programs geomatics and the City Science Lab is provided for the processing of the project.