Positive Impact Factories for Sustainable Cities: Overview, Insights and Future Directions

Feb. 16, 2023, 15:00 – 16:30  (Beijing Time)
Feb. 16, 2023, 08:00 – 09:30  (Germany Time)
Feb. 16, 2023, 00:00 – 01:30  (Phoenix Time)

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Prof. Dr-Ing. Christoph Herrmann is university professor for Sustainable Manufacturing & LifeCvcle Engineering and co-director of lWF, Institute of Machine Tools and Production TechnologyTechnische Universitat Braunschweig as well as director of the Fraunhofer lnstitute for SurfaceEngineering and Thin Films IST since November 2018.

Urbanization, deglobalization and decentralization increase the interest in the urban factory concept. Urban factories are production systems located in an urban environment that make use of the unique resources and characteristics of their surroundings to create products locally with a potentially high degree of customer involvement. Furthermore, absolute sustainability asks for a new generation of factories that are more than mere production sites, are able to create positive impacts, and become a building block for sustainable cities.