In the year 2050, seven billion people will live in cities: what types of mobility will be available? And how will they be connected? These questions are amongst those raised by the Audi Urban Future Initiative.
The Audi Urban Future Award was the first step. Now, the architecture prize, brought into being in 2010, has become a fixed part of the long-term Audi Urban Future Initiative. Its goal is to create a constructive dialogue about urban development and mobility, with results that can be integrated into the Audi company on a long term basis. Audi aims to consciously enter into open and bold discussions with architects, urban planners, sociologists, economists and scientists.
In addition to the Audi Urban Future Award, the Audi Urban Future Summit is another important part of the initiative. Every two years, in the run-up to the IAA, international experts present and discuss visions and challenges of future developments in the urban context.
The future third component of the Audi Urban Future Initiative is the "Audi Inside" workshops. Knowledge gained from the Summit and the Award are the foundation of meetings between Audi experts and external specialists aimed at working out ideas for the mobility of the future. The findings are intended to help promote even more target-oriented developments for the car of the future – bearing in mind architecture, transport policy, mobility concepts and urban development.