The American singer Ella Fitzgerald invited us all to "dream a little dream". Just a quick glance shows that we are already well on the way. The world is becoming smart, so Leipzig is as well. The Leipzig Ideas Conference was an invitation for everyone attending to float their wackiest ideas. We need to embark on the adventure, because the world will not wait for us.
Smart City – tomorrow is already today. An Ideas Conference on New Mobility was held at the Kunstkraftwerk creative factory in Leipzig. The pivotal question running through the whole event will accompany us as we set off into the Adventureland of Smart Cities, namely "How do we want to live (together) in future?" As Bob Dylan wrote "Trust yourself to find the path when there is none." And the discussions lived up to this maxim, because, to adapt the words of Leonard Cohen, "Everybody knows" that digitization is coming – and with it the smart cities. We can spend endless time discussing the pros and cons or would be better advised to shape the future ourselves and take action. The mountain of topics that need to be addressed is incredibly diverse.