Made in Aachen (MIA) - (Re )Integration of Production in Urban Areas

Key Info

Basic Information

01.07.2016 to 30.06.2019
Organizational Unit:
Chair of Production Engineering, Factory Planning
Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF

Research partner

    • Informationsmanagement im Maschinenbau (IMA) der RWTH Aachen
    • Chair of Planning Theory and Urban Development of RWTH Aachen University
    • Chair of Economic Geography of RWTH Aachen University
    • City of Aachen - Department of Economics, Science and Europe

The joint research project Made in Aachen (MIA) analyzes challenges and effects of urban production exemplified by the locations Aachen Nord and Campus West. For decades, production sites have been pushed out of urban areas due to constraining factors such as emissions, land costs or lack of space. Urban production is discussed as an opportunity for cities and companies in the course of global urbanisation, the creation of attractive, residential workplaces and increasing individualisation through industry 4.0. As a result, a virtual and physical-real demonstrator visualizes the feasibility and social acceptance of urban production.