“Good practice in the context of sustainable urban development – ways of implementation in everyday municipal life” – this is the motto of the 3rd Expert Forum of the Future Initiative on 12 October 2017 in Essen. The focus is on the diverse experiences that exist in our region with the planning, implementation and operation of water-sensitive sustainable urban development measures. We can benefit from this in our daily work. The forum will focus on the necessary exchange of concrete examples. The 3rd Expert Forum would like to contribute to supporting mutual learning by means of concrete case studies and to make it an integral part of everyday actions. More
Hall Debate 1: Space and Mobility Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 18:00 – 19:00 – 19:30
What distinguishes urban mobility today and which trends need to be kept in mind? How do we move through the city today, how tomorrow? What does this mean for the development of a centrally located inner-city area? These and other questions will be addressed in the first “Hall Talk”.
Experts:
  • Anna Rose, architect and urban planner, London
  • Uli Hellweg, architect, free city planner and municipal consultant, Berlin
  • Willi Hüsler, graduate engineer and traffic planning consultant, Zurich
  • Christoph Suter, Traffic Planner, Project Manager ewp AG, Zurich
  • Moderation: Sonja Hasler, journalist and presenter SRF


Hall Debate 2: Space and Society Thursday, 28 September 2017, 6 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. What characterizes urban society today and what developments shape it? Which districts and neighbourhoods tell which city stories? How diverse is the city today – or how similar? And what does this mean for the development of a centrally located inner-city area such as Neugasse Zürich and for living together in a new district? These and other questions will be discussed in the second hall discussion.
Experts:
  • Dr. Martina Löw, Professor of Sociology and Head of Department, Berlin
  • Uli Hellweg, architect, free city planner and municipal consultant, Berlin
  • arbara Emmenegger, Lecturer and Project Manager for Socio-Cultural Urban and Community Development, Lucerne
  • Günther Arber, City of Zurich, Head of Department Urban Development
  • Moderation: Sonja Hasler, journalist and presenter SRF
Under the leadership of chairman Uli Hellweg a jury of 14 experts selected 43 candidates for the 2nd stage of the selection process in the heart of Brandenburg Capital Potsdam. Applicants now have time until fall, to submit proposals for buildings on 9 plots in block III, immediately situated vis-à-vis of the reconstructed Prussian City Palace (site now hosting the Brandenburg federal state parliament), the famous Barbarini Museum and the historic Nicolai Church. The final decision of the jury is expected tob e made in spring 2018.
Key Note Speeches Uli Hellweg:
  • Tendencies in Urban Regeneration and Urban Development in Germany
  • IBA Hamburg and HafenCity Hamburg – Urban Regeneration in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg