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Stuttgart Region - Sustainable Industrialization in Stuttgart Metropolitan Region

: Hertwig, Michael; Lentes, Joachim; Zimmermann, Nikolas; Dangelmaier, Manfred


Vinod Kumar, T.M. (Ed.):
Smart Metropolitan Regional Development : Economic and Spatial Design Strategies
Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore, 2019 (Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements)
ISBN: 978-981-10-8587-1
ISBN: 978-981-10-8588-8
Ministerium für Umwelt, Klima und Energiewirtschaft Baden-Württemberg UM BW
Konzeptstudie - Holistische Standortentwicklung von produzierenden Unternehmen unter Berücksichtigung von Wechselwirkungen mit dem Umfeld
Aufsatz in Buch
Fraunhofer IAO ()

The Stuttgart region is a very prosperous area. The economical backbone of the region is the production of industrial goods. The globalization is a trigger for changing economical dependencies. Industrial processes are changing because of the new challenges. Digitalization is a current topic which has huge influence on economical procedures. A main topic in this context is the German initiative “Industry 4.0”. New ways of thinking have a great impact on the way manufacturing is done and the digitalization opens up new possibilities. Current discussions on sustainability are influencing the economic thinking heavily. The importance of sustainable development with respect to environment and climate becomes more and more obvious to everybody. The climate conference in Paris was finished with a consensus of all present parties. Every important economic nation has a common sense on climate targets nowadays. Reasons for that are manifold, e.g. limited resources and huge amount of emissions. Nevertheless, society will only accept limitations, without a reduction of living quality. Based on that, it is necessary to implement a new procedures in existing structures. Additionally, it is required to implement changes without reducing economic potentials. The approach of symbiosis can support these developments. However, technology is a required extension to reach the target of sustainability. In this chapter, different views are discussed to facilitate long-term development. The first view is a holistic view. The idea of creating a symbiosis between enterprises in an industrial estate is easy to realize. On one hand the enterprise manager are able to shape the collaborations, and on the other hand the local administration is able to support the approach with small efforts. Besides the sustainable development of industrial estates the companies need a strategy for their own development. A development path towards urban manufacturing is helping the management of companies to create a strategy. A concrete step-by-step approach is the base. Additional technological drivers are analyzed in their capability of supporting sustainability.