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Gemeinsam Digital for a Smart City

Visionary designs and specific construction plans: the capital's strategy for a smart city

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What is the strategy of Gemeinsam Digital: Berlin?

Gemeinsam Digital: Berlin (GD:B) is the transformation program for a smart Berlin. We combine visionary designs and specific construction plans to develop not only the strategy but also the tools to make Berlin a smart city. The first Chief Digital Officer for Berlin, Dr Ralf Kleindiek, is responsible for planning the digitalization and has given us a clear mandate to push forward with Berlin's transformation along with players. More info on GD:B

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The strategy – or how we want to jointly transform Berlin in a sustainable way

“Smart” means more than simply digitalizing. The city of Berlin understands the term in relation to the way challenges are addressed – creatively, openly, expediently and with participation. A city, in this case Berlin, is smart when digitalization and technology create social benefits and strengthen the democratic commonwealth. This digital transformation also requires a cultural transformation, which begins with ourselves. Such a strategy aims to improve administrative efficiency and encourages new ways of working together.

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Specific Measures for a Digital Berlin

GD:B aims to promote cultural change in administration and to establish new forms of collaboration on overarching challenges. This is done by means of concrete measures that are jointly developed by all participating actors as equals. The GD:B strategy and its handbook can be seen as a catalyst, as digital transformation can only be perceived when ideas and plans are put into practice. The measures

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Gemeinsam Digital: Berlin – it needs everyone's input, including yours!

As the city of Berlin integrates digital technologies, it relies on input from its residents in order to be truly sustainable and liveable. There are ways to join in and get involved at different levels: e.g. during our public participation, in the action workshop on a specific measure, or by contributing your own concrete measure to the arena of ideas. Get involved