12th International Model Project Forum

XII.International Model Project Forum ‘European Urban Studies’

Institute for Europäische Urbanistik (IfEU), Bauhaus-Universität Weimar Belvederer Allee 5, Weimar, 09.02. - 10.02.2012

While the previous conference "Changing Urban Images: Planning and Developing Strategies from Neighbourhood to City Scale" (16.-18.02.2011) offered different perspectives on participatory instruments and methods, the 2012 Forum addresses common urban design questions and the question of how cities can respond to phenomena such as peak oil and climate change. It is obvious that ambitious goals for a ‘better city’ are manifold and that they require many singular steps to transform today’s common planning postulates.


Institut für Europäische Urbanistik (IfEU), Fakultät Architektur, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Institutsdirektor Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Nentwig | Institute for European Urban Studies (IfEU) Faculty of Architecture, Bauhaus-University Weimar, Institute’s Director Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Nentwig

Koordinator der Modellprojekte / Tagungsleitung 

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Philippe Schmidt MSc Tel.: +49 (0) 36 43/58 26 51, E-Mail: Philippe.Schmidt@uni-weimar.de

Donnerstag  09.02.2012

Welcoming conference outline

Prof. Dr. Bernd Rudolf, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture 
Prof. Dr. Bernd Nentwig, Head of International Master Programmes, IfEU, Bauhaus
Philippe Schmidt, Conference Organizer


Presentations of Model Projects by students – each followed by a short discussion


SESSION A: Adapting planning postulates

9:20 - 10:20, Moderation Philippe Schmidt

People First: A future oriented planning approach in a global context |Julie Köpper

Rethinking the Image of New York City from an Environmental Justice perspective | Sojung You

The treasure we flush away | Xizi Ling



10:50 - 12: 00, Moderation Dr. Bernhard Stratmann

Resource Morphology: How resources shape a resilient city | Karla Gutiérrez Magaña

PLACES | Biedenkopf Milestones: Towards a sustainable urban development | Corinna Scholz

Steps between Public Space and Childhood: Naumburg as a “Child Friendly City” | Edita Kirtiklytë



13:00 -14:30, Moderation Dr. Harald Kegler

Cities of Fear in Transition: Urban design challenges in Iraqi Kurdistan | Lika Sharifi Sadeghi

The Democratization of Cartography for Environmental Protection | Diliana Daskalova Hirt

Creating Sustainable Communities: IBA 2020 as a learning tool for Nord-Neukölln, Berlin | Gözde Sarlak

Individualistic settlements vs. the compact core? A Belgian village in the face of urban sprawl | Julia Müller


SESSION D: From oil-city to airport city. Urban design contexts

15:00 -16:45, Moderation Prof. Dr. Bernd Nentwig

Envisioning a Landscape Context among ‘Flames’ of current Urban Transformations in Baku, Azerbaijan | Natalia Stepanova

Between Fixity and Flow: Transformations of the urban waterfront in Basel-Nord | Juan Carlos Mejia

Responses to Land Use Transformation: The Samsung territory in Oberschöneweide, Berlin | Sonia Cubides

Airport Cities: The new European capitals of the XXI century? | Nicolas Antonio Balacco


Guided Bauhaus-Tour (UNESCO World Heritage Site) starting at IfEU

URBAN NIGHT FLIGHT | Model Project Evening @ IfEU 

Model Project Party & Alumni reception

7th Alumni Award European Urban Studies, convened through AFEU e.V.

Lectures by the prize winners:
Das Suburbanisierte Dorf, Theresa Dietl. (1st prize)

Urban images of changing spatial patterns Raluca Iulia Davidel (2nd prize)

Shopping and the City Daniela Schmidt (recognition)



Friday 10.02.2012

Forum der Projektpartner 


Introduction of Project Partners – Large Panel
Comments on the student presentations | Moderation

Prof. Dr. Bernd Nentwig

10:00 Coffee break

Lectures of the Project Partners


10:30 - 12:00, Moderation Dr. Bernhard Stratmann

New Geographies of Europe Dr. Ulrich Ermann, Institut für Länderkunde, Leipzig

Landscapes of Postmodernity: Changes in the built fabric of Belgrade and Sofia since the end of socialis, Dr. Sonia A. Hirt, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg (US)

Brooklyn Greens: Greening from the ground up, Jessie Braden, Pratt Center, Brooklyn (US)



13:00 - 14:30, Moderation Prof. Dr. Bernd Nentwig

Airports, Sebastian Flatau, gmp Architects, Hamburg

The North Tangent as Motor of the Urban Development in Basel North, Katrin Amtmann, Bau- und Verkehrsdepartement, Basel

From Landscape to City, Hartmut Friedel, Agence TER, Karlsruhe



15:00 - 16:00 Moderation Philippe Schmidt

Baum Freytag Leesch architects and urban planners BDA, Thomas Freytag, PAD Planning Architecture Design, Weimar

Searching for a new Urban Quality, Johan Van Reeth & Miechel De Paep, BUUR | Bureau for Urbanism, Leuven (BE)

Ende des Forums 

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