• 4 November, Berlin: Julius Posener Prize awarded to Jan Gehl

    The Danish architect and urban planner Jan Gehl receives the Julius Posener Prize 2018, which appreciates his worldwide engagement to liveable cities. He developed a very remarkable approach for analyzing and exploring architecture and urban planning in terms of human quality of life. In the last decades of his work, he has examined the structures of spaces like no other, he observed the users behaviour and studied their behavioural patterns, in order to develop cautious proposals for change. These proposals are never about radical solutions, but always about the process of implementing ideas step by step. „Cities for People“ – the title of his book tothe „Grammar of the City“, also published in German in 2015 (“Städte für Menschen”) – has become a lexicon of urban development
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    Download Jury Statement

  • 31 October, Berlin: Deutscher Werkbund Regrets Cancellation of “WerkbundStadt Berlin” by Owners

    The Executive Board of the Deutscher Werkbund Berlin regrets the cancellation of the model project by the owners. “The new owners are obviously not prepared to comply with the rules of the target agreement, because we demanded no more and no less,” said chairman Uli Hellweg. “The model character of a Werkbund project must also be reflected in the way in which it deals with each other and in the process design,” said Christiane Thalgott, member of the advisory board. “For the state of Berlin, this calls into question a outstandig urban development project,” continued the former Munich City Councilor.
    Press release WerkbundStadt of 31.10.2018

  • 23 October, Kassel: 75 Years of Reconstruction and Urban Planning – Kassel 1943-2018

    Reports and moderated discussion. Four city planning councillors from three decades report on their planning priorities: Prof. Dr. Christiane Thalgott, City Planning Councillor in Kassel from 1987 to 1992, Uli Hellweg, City Planning Councillor from 1992 to 1996, Bernd Streitberger, City Planning Councillor from 1999 to 2004, Christof Nolda, City Planning Councillor in Kassel since 2012. More

  • 20 September, Stuttgart: 8th Building Law Days (Baurechtstage) Baden-Württemberg

    Uli Hellweg reports on his practical work as managing director of development companies in Berlin, Hamburg and Luxembourg as well as on his current consulting activities in the application of urban development measures (SEM). He shows in which cases the SEM fits and discusses questions of practical implementation with the participants.More

  • 27 August 2018, Amsterdam: Urban Energy Transition

    The second volume “Urban Energy Transition” edited by Peter Droege is published with a contribution by Uli Hellweg entitled “Renewable Wilhelmsburg – Using the International Building Exhibition to Fight Climate Change”. More

  • August 23-25, 2018, Bremen: Housing Days in Bremen

    The Bremen House – a model of the future? – Panel discussion with Uli Hellweg, Martin Pampus, Dr. Ben Brix and Prof. Katja Pahl. With the Urban Development Plan for Housing, or STEP Wohnen for short, the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen is setting the framework for a new model of “living” from 2021. What traditions and qualities can one rely on? What are the future requirements and goals? What changes do we have to react to in planning and projects? The input of experts is just as important as the ideas and opinions of the citizens.

  • 10 July 2018, Düsseldorf: Raumwerk D

    Uli Hellweg will give the keynote speech at the specialist event “Raumwerk D”. Düsseldorf plans to develop a spatial structure for the city and its subspaces in a broad-based citizen participation process. Raumwerk D is intended to develop an urban development concept for Düsseldorf at an urban level in a discursive process with the city society.

  • Juni 20, 2018, Essen: Symposium “Glückauf Nachbarn”

    How does integration in the neighbourhood work? How can the participation of all people be ensured – regardless of origin, age, religion, education or social status? How must living, living and working be designed and connected? To answer these questions, VIVAWEST and RAG Montan Immobilien have initiated the project “Glückauf Nachbarn – Modellquartier Integration”. In a multi-stage innovative process with a theoretical think tank and practical workshop phase, four international, interdisciplinary planning teams developed solutions with a model character for integration-promoting neighbourhood development. These results will be presented for the first time in their entirety at the symposium “Glückauf Nachbarn – Impulse für erfolgreich Integration im Quartier” on 20 June 2018. More

  • June 19, 2018, Berlin (Bücherbogen at Savignyplatz): Open Architecture – Migration, Citizenship and the Urban Renewal of Berlin-Kreuzberg by IBA 1984/87

    Conversation with Esra Akcan (Author), Uli Hellweg (Deutscher Werkbund Berlin e.V.), Kader Konuk (Universität Duisburg-Essen), Vittorio Magnano Lampugnani (Architect and Architectural Historian), Cihan Arin (Architect)
    Moderated by Jan Krause (Professor for Architecture Education)

  • May 24, 2018, Hamburg: Competition for Hamburg’s New District Oberbillwerder Decided

    The decision for Hamburg’s new large urban expansion area “Oberbillwerder” has been made. On 24 May 2018, the Advisory Board of the Competitive Dialogue chaired by Uli Hellweg selected the winning design for Oberbillwerder with a clear 18:2 vote: the Danish-Dutch-German planning team ADEPT Aps with Karres + Brands and Transsolar Energietechnik. The “The Connected City” design blends in perfectly with the existing landscape structure and creates new connections to the neighbouring districts. Oberbillwerder is developed as an “Active City” model district and is decisively influenced by the topics of health, nutrition and sport. More

  • April 20, 2018, Düsseldorf: Competition For the Redesign of “Konrad-Adenauer-Platzes” Decided

    A top-class jury of planners, architects, representatives of local politics, representatives of the citizens and the project partners of the City of Düsseldorf and “DB Station&Service AG”, headed by Uli Hellweg, met in Düsseldorf on Friday, 20 and Saturday, 21 April. The designs of the GTL Michael Triebswetter Landschaftsarchitekt (Kassel), with Vössing Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH (Düsseldorf) and RKW Architektur + (Düsseldorf) and PLANORAMA Landschaftsarchitektur (Berlin), with HOFFMANN – LEICHTER Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH (Berlin) and MONO Architekten Greubel & Schilp & Schmidt PartGmbB (Berlin) were selected as winners for Konrad-Adenauer-Platz, the important station forecourt and entrance area to Düsseldorf city centre. More

  • March 19, 2018, Potsdam: Winning Design For the Urban Development Project “Krampnitz” in Potsdam Selected

    The jury, headed by Uli Hellweg, selected the team from Machleidt + Partner – Büro Für Städtebau, Berlin, and SINAI Gesellschaft von Landschaftsarchitekten, Berlin, as 1st prizewinners in the two-phase urban development competition for the former barracks site in Krampnitz (Potsdam). The second prize went to the team happarchitecture, JJH Architekten GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, with Mettler Landschaftsarchitektur, Berlin. The 3rd prize went to the Mars Group in Luxembourg with agence TER, Paris/Karlsruhe. The aim of the competition was to find ecologically, economically and socially sustainable concepts with high urban development quality for an urban district. More

  • March 16, 2018, Berlin: New Executive Board of Deutscher Werkbund Berlin e.V.

    At the general meeting of the Deutscher Werkbund Berlin on 8 March 2018, a new board was elected in accordance with the statutes. The Board of Directors consists now of Uli Hellweg (chairman), urban planner, Stefanie Bürkle (deputy chairman), artist, Harald Bodenschatz, city planner.

  • March 15, 2018, Potsdam: Selection Committee Decides On Best Bidders in the Potsdam Tender Procedure

    In its fifth and sixth meeting, the selection committee for the “Am Alten Markt/Schloßstraße” award procedure, headed by Uli Hellweg, selected one best bidder for each of the nine lots to be awarded. Since December 2017, 23 bidders have been invited to further specify their bids. Among the best bidders are project developers, private investors, owner-occupiers and cooperatives. To the results

  • February 7, 2018, Hamburg: Four Renowned Teams Plan Hamburg’s New District Oberbillwerder

    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

  • January 25, 2018, Naxos-Halle Frankfurt: Panel discussion “Enkelfähige Stadt – Für Alle! How Do We Want to Live in the Future?”

    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)

  • December 14, 2017, Essen: Congress European Future Formats – Essen European Green Capital

    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.

  • November 30, 2017, Düsseldorf: NRW Symposium 2017 Growth of City and State in Cooperation – Fleeting Affair or New Love?

    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.

  • 8 November 2017, Munich: 2nd Future Congress “Long-term Settlement Development Munich”

    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

  • 3 November 2017, Bauhaus University Weimar

    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.

  • 12 October 2017, Essen: 3rd Expert Forum of the Future Initiative “Water in the City of Tomorrow”

    “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

  • 26 and 28 September 2017, Zurich: Hall Talks Zurich Neugasse: The City of Tomorrow in Conversation

    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

  • Decision Made in First Stage of International Investor Selection Process For Historic Center of Potsdam

    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.

  • Ministry of the Interior and Institute for Physical Planning and Information (IPPI) 2017 International Conference on Government-Led Urban Regeneration Drawing Lessons from the Netherlands and Germany

    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