Understanding smart cities
The NCT is conducting interdisciplinary research into social and technical innovations for sustainable living and working spaces in cities.
More people than ever are living in cities – currently one in two. The United Nations predicts that three quarters of the world’s population will soon be living in cities. Metropolitan areas will become more densely populated, more resources will be consumed and the air quality will deteriorate. Planning modern, efficient and integrated cities is rapidly becoming a complex and challenging task. Engineering for Smart Cities is the key research strategy at the Nuremberg Campus of Technology (NCT). The NCT is a research institute funded by the Free State of Bavaria and was established in 2012 as a partnership between Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and Technische Hochschule Nürnberg (THN). The NCT collaborates with other interdisciplinary education institutions and companies in the region.