The decision for the second phase of the Oberbillwerder Competition Dialogue has been made. The advisory board under the leadership of Uli Hellweg has selected the four drafts, which are characterised by a forward-looking overall concept for Oberbillwerder and will be elaborated in depth in the coming months. More
Frankfurt is growing and growing. More and more people want to live in this city. This increases the pressure on the housing market and leads to a massive increase in rents that more and more people cannot afford far into the middle class.
Panel discussion with:
Uli Hellweg, Berlin ( architect and urban planner),
Ursula Stein, Frankfurt (urban and regional planner),
Birgit Kasper, Frankfurt (Dipl.-Ing. Stadtplanung, Netzwerk Frankfurt für gemeinschaftliches Wohnen),
moderator: Diwi Dreysse, Frankfurt (architect and urban planner)
Welcome: Dr. Nargess Eskandari-Grünberg (City Councillor, OB candidate Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen)
PODIUM DISCUSSION: What are the capabilities of international formats of integrated action and development concepts?
Presented by Uli Hellweg, with:
Jens Geier, Member of the European Parliament, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Budgets and spokesman for his group in the Committee on Budgetary Control, Brussels;
Prof. Dr. Manfred Fischedick, Vice President of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy GmbH, Wuppertal;
Dr. Heinrich Bottermann, State Secretary, Ministry of the Environment, Agriculture, Nature and Consumer Protection of NRW, Düsseldorf;
Detlef Raphael, Member of the German Association of Cities, Berlin.

The discussion will focus on the question of whether a cooperation between “European Capital of the Environment”, “European Capital of Culture”, garden shows and international building exhibitions could generate synergy effects between the formats.
Uli Hellweg talks about the topic “Is it possible to plan liveable quarters?” Download Lecture
Intelligent Cities and Healthy Regions. Uli Hellweg talks about “International Building Exhibitions” (IBA) as drivers of urban development.
Cities grow and grow… and with them rents and land prices. But what does this mean for social cohesion and the much-vaunted “mixture”? Uli Hellweg reports on his experiences with IBA Hamburg’s “Global Quarter”. Videopresentation
Uli Hellweg will give the speech at this year’s graduation ceremony for the 2016/17 graduation year of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism. The graduation ceremony on November 3, 2017 marked the graduation of the 2016/2017 academic year at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Studies at the Bauhaus University Weimar. Traditionally, the best theses have also been honoured at the ceremonial farewell ceremony of the alumni.
“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”.
  • 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.
  • 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.