summaery2022: Projects

Integrated Urbanism - Adaptive Planning Strategies for Rural-Urban Transformation in Ethiopia

Project information

submitted by
Sven Schneider

Kamila Abbiazova, Ali Alkhansa, Agustin Azar, David Benjamin Beckert, Daria Bibartceva, Kerrin Ilse Dibbern, Egor Gaydukov, Henriette Charlotte Goldbeck, Iffat Mahmuda Khan, Omar Naamani, Emma Louise Norrington, Franziska Verena Paul, Shreya Singh, Michael Tesfaye Gizaw, Inci Tugce Ückök, Aycil Yilmaz

Martin Bielik, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Reinhard König, Iuliia Osintseva, Philippe Schmidt, Vertr.-Prof. Dr. Sven Schneider

Architecture and Urbanism

Degree programme:
Integrated Urban Development and Design (Master of Science (M.Sc.))

Type of project presentation

Summer semester 2022

Exhibition Location / Event Location
  • Belvederer Allee 1a - Kubus

Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development, Addis Ababa University (EIABC)

Project description

Ethiopias ongoing transformation from a mainly agricultural society to industrialisation is linked to substantial changes of the country’s rural and urban areas. In its “Growth and Transformation Plan“ the Ethiopian government plans to develop a large number of small cities in order to ensure the provision of water, food, energy as well as social and traffic infrastructure to foster economic growth.

For a sustainable development of these new towns the consideration of flows of people and resources within the urban system is crucial as those will determine the footprint of future urban systems - and with that also immanent factors like mobility and transport on the urban as well as regional level.

In the design studio students learned how spatial implications and urban patterns are related to the flows of resources and people in small cities, applied tools and methods for spatial analysis and finally implemented that knowledge to simulate possible development scenarios by using parametric models.

Exhibition Location / Event Location