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In the course of urbanization, about two thirds of the world population will live in cities in 2050. In addition, the general digitalization that is also progressing will mean that the cities of the future will be even more networked than is already the case today. In the event of a crisis, information and communications technology will play an immense role: on the one hand, the use of modern technologies opens up new possibilities for action to avert damage, but also to overcome a crisis in the long term. On the other hand, many systems require a functioning communications channel, which is why the failure of existing ICT structures can have serious consequences for the ability to act.

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The LOEWE centre emergenCITY, funded by the LOEWE initiative (Hesse, Germany), is dedicated to the research of ICT resilience and the resilience of digital cities, with the aim of enabling digital cities of the future to sustainably overcome crises.

As part of emergenCITY, we are especially concerned with the processing of crisis-relevant information, the resiliency-centered multimodal data analysis in multiple time scales, as well as the research of technologies to provide a software infrastructure for resilient digital cities.


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