IN-SOURCE will develop a shared urban data and modeling framework to help decision makers (such as governments, utilities, developers, investors) identify, quantify and visualize FWE systems and their interrelations for urban strategic planning and FWE infrastructure investments.

As cities across the globe confront rapid change, they face common metabolic challenges to provide Food Water and Energy (FWE) supplies. IN-SOURCE is based on three case studies in Ludwigsburg (Germany), New York (US) and Vienna (Austria), and will examine scenarios for an integrated CO2-neutral and sustainable infrastructure as well as the scalability and transferability of prototype solutions to other cities.


IN-SOURCE – INtegrated analysis and modelling for the management of sustainable urban FWE ReSOURCEs
Duration: 2018–2021
Contact: Prof. Dr. Volker Coors, Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart

Budget: 1.518.657 €
Partners: Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart, New York Institute of Technology, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, City University of New York, Landkreis Ludwigsburg, Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, bw-engineers GmbH




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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857160.