For many years, the Fraunhofer Society, Europe's largest application-focused research organization, has analyzed the expansion of population worldwide and its impact on resources. Its research is used to develop solutions for the problems inherent in unsustainable growth and apply these lessons to future development. In 2010, the society launched Morgenstadt: City of the Future. The goal of this initiative is to develop and implement technologies for future cities that are climate adapted, carbon dioxide neutral, and energy efficient. In Phase 1 of the project, the society evaluated Berlin, Copenhagen, Freiburg, New York City, Singapore, and Tokyo to determine sustainability best practices and their impact on the quality of life based on emerging technologies and new business models. Read More