10th International Model Project Forum

Whose city? - Participatory Strategies and Current Practices in Urban Studies

The question "Whose city?" repeatedly plays a role when it comes to identifying and including stakeholders while also identifying potentials for urban development. The practice covers a wide range of different approaches and how these are applied by urbanists, architects, geographers and sociologists concerned with the development of the urban strata.

At the international forum, best practice examples ranged from the deconstruction of infrastructure in housing estates from the GDR time, to questions of policy strategies for the management of public goods in Iran. Citizen participation on different scales from block to region were shown for the Amsterdam region, as well as for the Equity Index for Long Island, New York and the influence of participation in the designs for repairing the urban structure of Hannover. Further presentations included Frankfurt airport extension, the redevelopment of an open mining area within IBA 2010, a housing survey for the City of Lovech, Bulgaria, as well as concepts for a touristic BID in Thuringia and the Soziale Stadt programme. Examples of a wide-ranged participation of institutional and private actors in research and model projects on suburbanisation and land consumption were shown within the context of the REFINA programme. Integrative strategies for retail development at HafenCity Hamburg, as well as projects in the context of municipal land use planning and careful urban renewal in Chile or participation in heritage preservation in Los Angeles were further topics of the conference.

Veranstalter | Convener

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

Tagungsleitung / Kontakt | Conference organizer / Contact

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

For the celebration of its tenth anniversary, the 10th International Model Project Forum presents current projects in the field of urban and regional development with the goal to discuss tools and planning strategies, as well as policies that span a wide range of different modes of participation in planning.

Invited Model Project Partners

City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning, Los Angeles
Dienst Ruimtelijke Ordening, Amsterdam
DIfU – Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik, Berlin
FOCO Consultores, Valparaíso, Chile
gmp von Gerkan, Marg und Partner, Hamburg
HafenCity Hamburg GmbH, Hamburg
IHK Industrie- und Handelskammer Südthüringen, Suhl
Inbo, Amsterdam
Inter3, Institute for Resource Management, Berlin
Machleidt und Partner, Berlin
Municipality of Lovech, Bulgaria
Pratt Center for Community Development, Brooklyn, New York
Schettler & Wittenberg Architekten, Weimar
Stadt Arnstadt, Stadtverwaltung Bauamt, Arnstadt
Stadt Jena, Dezernat Stadtentwicklung, Jena
Wallraf und Partner, Stadt- und Regionalforschung Stadtplanung und wohnungswirtschaftliche Beratung, Dessau


Mittwoch | Wednesday 24.02.2010

Opening Lectures

19:00 Begrüßung | Welcoming
Prof. Dr. Gerd Zimmermann, Rektor der Universität | Rector of the University, Prof. Dr. Bernd Nentwig, Institutsdirektor | Institute Director


Contrasting urban strategies

Creating and adopting plans: community-based strategies in low-income New York Elena Conte, Pratt Center, Brooklyn, USA
Istanbul in transition: The Fener - Ayvansaray Urban Regeneration Project and the Marmaray Project
Efe Gönenc, Dogus Construction Co., Istanbul, Turkey

Donnerstag | Thursday 25.02.2010

Forum der Young Professionals | Forum of Young Professionals

08:30 Ankunft, Registrierung | Arrival, registration

09:00 Begrüßung | Welcoming

Prof. Bernd Rudolf, Dekan der Fakultät Architektur | Dean of the faculty of architecture
Prof. Dr. Bernd Nentwig, Institutsdirektor | Institute Director
Einführung zum Forum | Introduction to the Forum
Philippe Schmidt, Tagungsleitung| Conference organizer

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


I. Spaces of post-socialist transformation

Moderator Dr. Bernd Stratmann, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Lost in transition – challenges of rehabilitating Bulgarian housing estates Svenja Jäger, Germany

Participation and reorganization of the Arnstadt Ost residential area, Katrin Ecker, Germany

Local governance – two approaches to city-management, Hendrik Nolde, Germany

Initiatives and the cycle of exclusion: reinventing urbanism in Dessau, Germany
Zishan Fuad Choudhury, Bangladesh

10:40 Come-together – coffee break


II. Strategies in urban rehabilitation and development

Moderator Dr. Harald Kegler, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

REFINA – an integrated and multilevel approach to dealing with land consumption
Tihomir Viderman, Croatia

Net-City as a shrinkage-tackling strategy? The practice of Bitterfeld-Wolfen
Vista Goharizadeh, Iran

Hannover Innenstadt Schöne Stadt – Aktive Stadt
Angelos Loupis, Greece

12:00 Mittags-Imbiss | Lunch


III. Participation in scales – From block to region

Moderator Philippe Schmidt, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Participation „S,M,L,XL“: four scales in the Dutch urban design practice
Suci Ammalia Rizky, Indonesia

Mind the gap? The Equity Index as a strategy for equitable development in Long Island, New York
Susan Eipper, Brazil

Best Practices in Public Participation: An Analysis of the Los Angeles Historic Resources Survey
William Howard Magruder, USA

Current Tendencies in Chilean Urbanism – First steps towards a participatory urban renewal
Michael Schneider, Germany

15:00 Kaffeepause | Coffee break


IV. Planning processes in the urban ‘enclave’

Moderator Olaf Pfeifer, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Model Enclaves in Amsterdam: Investigations for developing the residential block
Bukola Tijani, Jamaica

Shopping and the City. Retail development in HafenCity Hamburg
Daniela Schmidt, Germany

Reading Frankfurt International Airport: From Airport to Airport City
Srikanth Chandrashekar, India

Privatization of common goods and institutional optimization. A study on the Iranian water sector
Sharareh Ghanavizchian, Iran

17:00 Guided Bauhaus Tour – UNESCO World Heritage Site


Urban Night Flight

Modellprojekte-Party & Alumni-Empfang | Model Project Party & Alumni reception, convened through AFEU e.V.

Freitag | Friday 26.02.2010

Forum der Projektpartner | Forum of Project Partners


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

Moderator Prof. Dr. Bernd Nentwig, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

10:00 Kaffeepause | Coffee break


I: Urban Design and Project Development – Strategies in urban development

Presentations by Project Partners – discussion
Moderator Efe Gönenc, Dogus Construction Co., Istanbul, Turkey

12:00 Mittags-Imbiss | Lunch


II: Urban Design and Project Development – Participation or inclusion?

Presentations by Project Partners – discussion
Moderator Philippe Schmidt, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar


Research and Practice in the international context of urbanism
Final Statements of Model Project Partners

Ende des Forums | End of the forum

1. Alumni-Forum European Urban Studies


Lectures by former IfEU students about their projects in


Research and Practice of Urbanism

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