UCSD + BUW Online Symposium 2020

The basic idea of the symposium is to connect people and topics related to transport and sustainability. That is why we suggest short statements and more space for questions and discussions. Plus: we want to push conversations because online meetings tend to be less personal and offer less possibilities for informal or spontaneous discussions.

BUT: online is offering the unique chance to bring people together from faraway places – without much ado and without spreading tons of greenhouse gas into the atmosphere. (round trip San Diego – Frankfurt: 4t - 5t CO2)

The whole meeting should be as open as possible in order to give room for any kind of thought and talk on potential collaborations.

And don’t forget: Symposium means to drink together! So make sure you got you coffee (9am) or beer (6pm). Or vice versa.


9:00 a.m. / 6:00 p.m.         Introduction

9:10 a.m. / 6:10 p.m.         Isaac Martin
                                         UCSD - Sociology / Urban Studies and Planning

                                         Steffen de Rudder
                                         BUW - Urban Design, Architecture +Urbanism
                                         Urban Design Project for the Transformation of the Leipzig Inner
                                         City Ring
 from Traffic Space to Urban Space

                                         Linda Hill
                                         UCSD - Family Medicine and Public Health
                                         Center for Human and Urban Mobility

 9:30 a.m. / 6:30 p.m.        Q&A

 9:40 a.m. / 6:40 p.m.       Manuel Shvartzberg Carrió
                                         UCSD - Architectural History /Urban Studies and Planning                               

                                         Reinhard Koenig
                                         BUW - Computational Architecture, Architecture +Urbanism
                                         Artificial Intelligence for Architectural and Urban Design

10:00 a.m. / 7:00 p.m.       Break

10:10 a.m. / 7:10 p.m.       Sue Peerson
                                         UCSD - Landscape Architecture, Urban Studies and Planning
                                         San Diego Alleys: How to Create Green, Clean, Healthy Public Spaces for our
                                         Environment and City 

                                        Mark Jentsch
                                         BUW - Energy Systems / Engineering 

                                         Maximilian Wunsch und Julius Uhlmann
                                         BUW - Urban mobility / Engineering
                                         Sustainable Transportation Program 

10:30 a.m. / 7:30 p.m.       Q&A 

10:40 a.m. / 7:40 p.m.      Lawrence Frank
                                         UCSD - Transportation Planning / Urban Studies and Planning

                                         Jürgen Beyer and Uwe Plank-Wiedenbeck
                                         BUW - Transportation Planning / Engineering

10:55 a.m. / 7:55 p.m.       Q&A                                                        

11:10 a.m. / 8:10 p.m.       Closing Discussion