Citylabs for Germany

As part of the project “Citylabs for Germany – Managing inner city vacancies and attracting new tenants”, IFH COLOGNE is working with 15 model cities of various sizes from all over Germany – among them Mönchengladbach – to develop a digital tool for proactive settlement management in city centers and create the basis for dialog-oriented, standardized cooperation in the process of vitalizing city centers. The vacancy reporting tool was launched in February 2022 and can be found here.

By this means, vacancies are to be identified and brought back to the market more effectively by having them recorded. Other central goals are to make processes more flexible, to enable cities to take steering action and to jointly develop standards for dialog with the real estate industry.

The project of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, which is funded by the federal government (to implement the Online Access Act), has a total volume of around 11.9 million euros and will run until December 2022. In addition to Mönchengladbach, the participating municipalities include: Bremen, Erfurt, Hanau, Karlsruhe, Cologne, Langenfeld, Leipzig, Lübeck, Lüneburg, Nuremberg, Rostock, Saarbrücken, Trier and Würzburg. In Mönchengladbach, WFMG – Wirtschaftsförderung Mönchengladbach GmbH will implement the project, supported by the City of Mönchengladbach and the neighborhood management teams from Rheydt and Mönchengladbach.

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