Measures of the Strategy Gemeinsam Digital: Berlin

The implementation of concrete measures breathes life into the strategy Gemeinsam Digital: Berlin, advancing the digital transformation and services of general interest, and promoting a cultural change in the administration. The measures bring the smart city to life, helping people gain a better understanding of processes and realizing the transformation on a step-by-step basis. The strategy provides a methodological framework while at the same time ensuring that individual measures can take effect together and learn from each other. Within the Berlin administration, GD:B promotes joint working across departments and levels. Likewise, the strategy promotes cooperation between the Berlin administration and the urban community, as has already been tested in initial measures.

Pilot measures

  • Smart Space Hardenbergplatz

    Hardenbergplatz in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf is a typical station square with a high density of usage. It is to be made smart and flexible for all forms of mobility, i.e. geared towards the specific event, day, weather and season. In order to make spaces like Hardenbergplatz more responsive to future needs, new forms of governance of public spaces are needed, e.g. in the form of innovative, community-oriented operating models. More

  • Data & Smart City Governance Based on the Example of Air Quality Management

    The starting point for the measure is the question of how municipalities and technology companies can cooperate on an equal footing on the topic of data use and processing in a way that is oriented towards the common good. The measure aims to balance conflicting interests in the collection and use of data, focusing in particular on their technological, organizational, and legal or normative dimensions.

  • Participatory Budgeting and Smart Participation

    In the context of participatory processes, interests tend to be distorted by a low level of non-representative participation. A variety of digitally supported participation methods are being tested in Treptow-Köpenick in order to increase participation in the district’s long-standing neighborhood fund. More

  • Kiezbox 2.0 – Data in Everyday Life and Crisis

    Crisis-proof local communications infrastructure is essential for the resilience of an increasingly digitalized city and supports disaster management on a needs-oriented basis. In the event of a crisis (e.g. A power outage), Kiezbox 2.0 provides solar-powered or battery-powered hotspots for public wi-fi where employees of emergency services and critical infrastructure companies or citizens can log on with their smartphones to communicate and identify any urgent need for action.

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    Smart Water – Climate-Friendly Water and Urban Green Space Management

    Integrating blue-green infrastructure and other planning aspects (street planning) can significantly mitigate the effects of the climate crisis and add additional qualities to the city. Smart Water aims to use agile rainwater management planning to enable climate-smart urban planning that specifically mitigates water pollution, heat islands, and flooding hotspots. More

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The Arena of Ideas: Jointly developing and refining new measures

Would you like to get involved in the further development of measures? The Arena of Ideas helps players in urban society to develop ideas into measures. The Arena is where you can network with potential cooperation partners and share your ideas. Get involved now (in German)

Different types of measures

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    Central measures

    are the responsibility of the CDO/StS D. These aim to lay the foundations in technical, procedural and organizational terms to support different actors in the city – Berlin residents, the administration, business, academia and civil society – in the implementation of their respective projects. These measures are additionally based on the preliminary work done on the Digital Strategy, which was commenced after the merger of the two strategy programs. Central Measures

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    Decentralized measures

    are the responsibility of actors in the Berlin administration – Senate and district administrations, subordinate authorities. They fall into different specialist areas, fulfill several specific specialized objectives, contribute to the fields of action of the GD:B strategy through their implementation, and are based on the strategy’s Values Compass. Other actors of the urban community can be participants of a decentralized measure. Decentralized Measures

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    Network measures

    are the responsibility of actors in the urban community outside the administration, in this case primarily the business community, academia and civil society. The administration can be a participant in a network measure. These measures also contribute to the fields of action and are based on the Values Compass. Cooperation with the administration is generally a good idea so as to ensure continuity and scaling. Network measures