12th International Model Project Forum

Changing Urban Images - Urban Design & Resilience

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.

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

Koordinator der Modellprojekte / Tagungsleitung |Model Project Coordinator / Conference organizer

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


Donnerstag | Thursday 09.02.2012

Forum der Young Professionals | Forum of Young Professionals

08:30 Ankunft, Registrierung | Arrival, registration

09:00 Begrüßung | Welcoming

Prof. Dr. Bernd Rudolf, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture
Prof. Dr. Bernd Nentwig, Institute Director

Einführung zum Forum | Introduction to the Forum
Philippe Schmidt, Conference organizer

Presentations of Model Projects – each followed by a short discussion


I. Adapting planning postulates

Part 1:

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

10:20 Coffee break


Part 2:

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

12:00 Lunch break


Part 3:

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

14:30 Coffee break


II. From oil-city to airport city. Urban design contexts

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 starting at IfEU


Urban Night Flight

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)

Freitag | Friday 10.02.2012

Forum der Projektpartner | Forum of Project Partners


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

Part 1:

Moderation Dr. Bernhard Stratmann

10:30 New Geographies of Europe Dr. Ulrich Ermann, Institut für Länderkunde, Leipzig

11:00 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)

11:30 Brooklyn Greens: Greening from the ground up, Jessie Braden, Pratt Center, Brooklyn (US)

12:00 Lunch break

Part 2:

Moderation Prof. Dr. Bernd Nentwig

13:00 Airports, Sebastian Flatau, gmp Architects, Hamburg

13:30 The North Tangent as Motor of the Urban Development in Basel North, Katrin Amtmann, Bau- und Verkehrsdepartement, Basel

14:00 From Landscape to City, Hartmut Friedel, Agence TER, Karlsruhe

14:30 Coffee break

Part 3:

Moderation Philippe Schmidt

15:00 Baum Freytag Leesch architects and urban planners BDA, Thomas Freytag, PAD Planning Architecture Design, Weimar

15:30 Searching for a new Urban Quality, Johan Van Reeth & Miechel De Paep, BUUR | Bureau for Urbanism, Leuven (BE)

16:00 Ende des Forums | End of the forum

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