Megatrends characterize changes, which already affect the company for some time and will also influence in the future. One of these trends is the so-called "urbanization", which describes a new order of life in cities. In this regard the challenges for the cities are versatile. In addition to the shortage of residential property and an overloaded infrastructure, this centralization affects particularly on the environment. More garbage and more air pollution lead to a poorer quality of life and require innovative solutions. Under the banner of "Smart Cities" therefore arise holistic development concepts, which face challenges and make cities more efficient, technologically progressive and particular ecological livable. An essential contribution provides the information and communication technologies, which enable innovative solutions for mobility, security, management, etc. through clever integration into the infrastructure of a city. The cities of the future take up a position as a service provider for its inhabitants, which requires an intelligent networking, information provision and sustainability of the cities management.
The correctly interpretation of ecological conditions and also generate valuable information from them plays an important role. In this context, a concept of a wireless environmental sensor network arises, that recorded environmental parameters, relays the data wirelessly to a central location and provides them edited. Whether in extensive city areas or for individual room control for intelligent building management, the sensor provides important information on various environmental conditions. In addition to traditional values such as temperature, pressure, humidity, etc. other parameters such as environmental gases (CO2, NOx, VOC), UV emission, noise, etc. can also be detected. Likewise, the capture of consumption- and meter readings as well as person or object counting can be realized, which makes the developed system very versatile. These self-organizing wireless monitoring solutions can be implemented without much installation effort. Furthermore, the system is robust against external influences, durable thanks to energy optimization and easy to scale. These and other applications are the contents of a future urban networking and create the basis for innovative concepts in the sense of "smart cities".