The research project Ageing Smart is funded by the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung from 01 April 2021 for a period of 5 years.
The project consortium adresses social challenges affected by demographic changes and digitization. Currently, the baby boomers born between 1955 and 1969 represent around one-fifth of the total population in Germany. Many people of this baby boomer generation live in areas that have to adapt their supply structures due to demographic developments and digitalization. The project brings together spatial planning and sociological issues on the one hand with the methods of artificial intelligence, software development and mathematical optimization on the other. The aim is to develop a decision support system for public actors to optimize infrastructures and services at the local level.
The project of the TUK is integrated into the university potential area "Region and City" (speaker Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karina Pallagst). The following departments at the TUK contribute their expertise to the coordinated project: from the Department of Spatial and Environmental Planning the departments and chairs of Digitization, Visualization and Monitoring (JProf. Dr.-Ing. Martin Berchtold), Physical Geography (Prof. Dr. Sascha Henninger), Municipal Economics (Prof. Dr. Martin Junkernheinrich), Urban Planning (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Detlef Kurth), International Planning Systems (Prof. Dr.- Ing. Karina Pallagst), Urban Sociology (Prof. Dr. Annette Spellerberg) and Regional Development-Spatial Planning (Prof. Dr. Gabi Troeger-Weiß), as well as the Optimization Group from the Department of Mathematics (Prof. Dr. Stefan Ruzika), the Chairs of Knowledge-Based Systems and Software Engineering from the Department of Computer Science (Prof. Dr. Prof. h.c. Andreas Dengel and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Liggesmeyer). The German Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE) also contribute to the research.