Kiezbox 2.0 – Data in Everyday Life and Crisis – MPSC pilot measure

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. Furthermore, the project is exploring its potential in connection with such things as digital pinboards located at (semi-)public places like bus stops. These are used for low-data information transfer in the event of a crisis and as a communication hub for neighborhoods. As this project develops further, the creation of a geo-based real-time situation picture (BOS) is also possible in the long term. In normal situations or when Kiezbox 2.0 is operated on a day-to-day basis, urban sensor data – temperature, air quality, noise, etc. – can be collected and made available, for example, via a LoRaWAN network* for public, civic or economic use by urban actors.

Responsible: Technologiestiftung Berlin

Participants: Still to be defined

Period: 10/2022 – 2025

Fields of action: Ensure that critical and digital infrastructure is fail-safe; create the conditions for intelligent data use

Spatial level: Diverse, livable neighborhoods and accessible urban space

  • References

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Strategy Chapters

  • Why Gemeinsam Digital: Berlin?

  • Values Compass: How do we shape Berlin as a digital city?

  • Fields of Action: What does the city need?

  • Measures: How can we realise Berlin as a digital city?

  • Governance: How do we work together?

  • Implementation: What tools do we need?

  • Impact measurement: How do we stay on track?

  • Overview of Strategy