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Sustainability 2014: Future Urban Development at Different Scales

Sustainability 2014: Future Urban Development at Different Scales
type of event:International Symposium
place:Karlsruhe
date:06.05.14 - 09.05.14

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The "Forum on Sustainable Technological Development in a Globalizing World" which was founded in 2002 in Budapest as a transatlantic research initiative will hold its 11th International Symposium in Karlsruhe from 6 to 9 May 2014. It is organized by the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the ITAS project District Future – Urban Lab in cooperation with the KIT Humans and Technology Center, the Florida Institute of Technology and Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

Climate change, shortage of resources, demographic change, increasing burden of public debt, deterioration of the ecological sphere, social inequality and fragmentation: these and other challenges call for a comprehensive sustainable development on a global and local scale. Cities play a major role in such an overall change of society towards a sustainable way of life. This is revealed by the proclamation of the urban age, growing rural-urban interdependencies and the accountability of urban areas as venue, driver and capability space.

Sustainability 2014: Future Urban Development at Different Scales brings together national and international experts from science and practice with different disciplinary backgrounds like urban geography, economics, architecture, sociology, geoecology and urban planning to examine and discuss challenges and perspectives of the sustainable development of urban spaces. They will address and reflect on questions on the future development and analysis of urban systems on different levels of scale. Basically it will be about the functions and interdependencies of these levels regarding the design and application of concepts, assessment methods and strategies for action for a sustainable urban development. The symposium will especially concentrate on the district as a level for analysis, assessment and action which is increasingly becoming the focus of attention in science and politics.

Apart from the scientific exchange, the symposium will also provide a framework for international networking in the range of topics and determine possibilities and ways to initiate follow-up activities like joint projects or research cooperations.

The conference language is English.

Program (as at 05 May 2014)

Tuesday, 06 May 2014

6:30 p.m. Dinner – Get Together

Meeting point: Badisches Brauhaus (Stephanienstraße 38-40, 76133 Karlsruhe)

Wednesday, 07 May 2014

Conference venue: Studentenwerk Karlsruhe, Festsaal/ student union, ceremonial hall

Noon Admission
1:00 p.m. Opening & Welcome
Chair: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Banse, KIT
Prof. Dr. Wilfried Juling, KIT
Prof. Dr. Armin Grunwald, KIT/ITAS

Block I: City and District – Pathways Towards a Sustainable Development

1:30 p.m. Chair: Prof. Dr. Kenyon C. Lindeman, FIT
Prof. Dr. Markus Neppl: Overall Concepts of Urban Design and Development from Past until Present Abstract
Prof. Dr. Kerstin Gothe: Current Challenges for sustainable urban development Abstract
3:00 p.m. Discussion on the Topic

Coffee break

Block II: City and District – Sustainability Assessment

4:00 p.m.

Chair: Jürgen Kopfmüller, KIT
Prof. Dr. Thomas Lützkendorf und Maria Balouktsi: Assessment Systems for Sustainable District Development Regarding New and Existing Buildings Abstract Presentation
Dr. Jan Hogen: Goals and benefits of rating systems and certification in sustainable urban development Abstract Presentation

5:30 p.m. Discussion on the Topic
6:00 p.m. Common Summary
Jürgen Kopfmüller and Prof. Dr. Imre Hronszky
6:45 p.m. Outlook

Thursday, 08 May 2014

Block III: Sustainable Urban and District Development – Actors, Instruments and Logics of Action

Conference venue: Institute of Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis, room 418

9:30 a.m. Chair: Dr. Gabor Szendro, Budapest University
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ildiko Tulbure: Sustainable City in Romania – from Vision to Reality Abstract Presentation
Attila Buzasi: The Local Level – Hungarian Case Studies related to Sustainable Cities Abstract
Albert Geiger: City of Ludwigsburg: Municipal Sustainable Urban Development Abstract Presentation
Dr. Kien To: Sustainable Residential Town Development in Different Contexts: Good Practices from Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore Abstract
Dr. Michael LaFond: Cultures of Sustainable Urban Development: From Urban Pioneers and CoHousing Cultures to Selfmade City and Make_Shift City Abstract
12:30 p.m. Discussion on the Topic

Lunch break

Block IV: City and District – Designing the Existing

Conference venue: Jugendherberge Karlsruhe/ youth hostel Karlsruhe

9:30 a.m. Chair: Prof. Dr. Annely Rothkegel, Hildesheim University
Marius Albiez: District Future – Urban Lab: Experimental Spaces for Sustainable Urban Life Abstract Presentation
Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Freya Brandl: Communal living for The Elderly – ecological, social and economical aspects Abstract Presentation
Dipl.-Ing. Nadine Kuhla-von Bergmann: Choreographing the city – Design thinking, idea crowdsourcing and urban games as drivers of a climate‐friendly urban future Abstract
Prof. Appukuttan Damodaran: Peri-urbanism and the Commons: Towards Participative Approaches to Societal Risk Management Abstract Presentation
12:30 p.m. Discussion on the Topic

Lunch break

Block V: Sustainable Development of Universities

Conference venue: Jugendherberge Karlsruhe/ youth hostel Karlsruhe

9:30 a.m. Chair: Richard Beecroft, KIT
Prof. Dr. Kenyon C. Lindeman: Making Sustainability Happen – A Campus Classroom Model at Florida Tech Abstract Presentation
Greg Tsark: Sustainable Facility Management at Florida Institute of Technology Abstract Presentation
Dr. phil. Maik Adomßent: Sustainable Development of Universities: the Example of Lüneburg Abstract Presentation
12:30 p.m. Discussion on the Topic

Lunch break

2:00 p.m. Excursion: Places of Sustainability in Karlsruhe: Multigenerational housing "Quartier am Albgrün" and "Energieberg Karlsruhe"
Meeting point: Institute of Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis

Friday, 09 May 2014

Block VI: Sustainable Development of City and District – Challenges for Selected Areas

Panel I: Mobile City

Conference venue: Jugendherberge Karlsruhe/ youth hostel Karlsruhe

9:00 a.m. Chair: Dr. Gabor Szendro, Budapest University
Dr. André Reichel: Replace, Retake, Remake – Perspectives on Urban Mobility after the car Abstract Presentation
Niels Tørsløv: Copenhagen – City of Cyclists Abstract Presentation
10:00 a.m. Discussion

Coffee break

Panel II: Just City

Conference venue: Institute of Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis, room 418

9:00 a.m. Chair: Prof. Dr. Imre Hronszky, Budapest University
Dr. Sandra Huning: Gender and Diversity: Issues and Challenges for the "just city" Abstract Presentation
Dr. Anja Szypulski: Cohousing – a great potential for sustainable housing and neighbourhood development Abstract Presentation
10:00 a.m. Discussion

Coffee break

Panel III: City Resources

Conference venue: Jugendherberge Karlsruhe/ youth hostel Karlsruhe

9:00 a.m. Chair: Prof. Dr. Appukuttan Damodaran, Bangalore
Dr. Helmut Lehn: Developing the energy saving building to more resource efficiency Abstract Presentation
Dr. Philipp Dechow: suburbia 2.0 - How urban voids may help to retrofit the suburb Abstract
10:00 a.m. Discussion

Coffee break

Noon Presentation of the Panel Results and Final Discussion
Chair: Dr. Oliver Parodi, Prof. Dr. Kenyon C. Lindeman

Lunch break

2:30 p.m. City trip Heidelberg

Conference venue in Karlsruhe in detail

07.05.2014
Studentenwerk Karlsruhe, Festsaal – Adenauerring 7

08.05.2014
Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS) – Karlstr. 11 and
DJH Jugendherberge Karlsruhe – Moltkestraße 24

09.05.2014
Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS) – Karlstr. 11 and
DJH Jugendherberge Karlsruhe – Moltkestraße 24

An overview map to conference venues can be found here.

Registration

For registration contact Marius Albiez until April 28th 2014. The participation at the conference is free of charge.

Organization & Coordination

Marius Albiez – Contact

Program

Prof. Armin Grunwald – Contact
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Banse – Contact
Alexandra Quint – Contact
Jürgen Kopfmüller – Contact
Marius Albiez
Dr. Oliver Parodi – Contact

Organizer

The symposium is organized by the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the District Future – Urban Lab project in cooperation with the following institutions:

KIT Humans and Technology Center, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne/FL, U.S. (FIT, Prof. Dr. Gordon L. Nelson, Prof. Dr. Ken Lindeman) and Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary (Dr. Mária Csete, Prof. Dr. Imre Hronszky, Dr. Gabor Szendro).

Funding

The conference is funded by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Siemens.

 

ITAS   Quartier Zukunft   Mensch und Technik
Florida Institute of Technology   Muegyetem 1782   Siemens