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We are Neighbourhood

Urban Development in the Climate Crisis

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Wed 14.10.2020, 10:00-20:00
badende Menschen an Flussufer in einer Stadt

Kolkajen-Ropsten, Stockholm Royal Seaport, Stockholm

The symposium assembles international experts from the realms of architecture, planning, civil society, administration and politics. There are lessons to be learned from current examples of best practice for the development of neighbourhoods in Vienna.

Measures against climate change and for climate adaptation do not end on the boundaries of a building. Conserving resources, alternative energy concepts, the economical use of land, new ways of living and intelligent mobility require concepts on a neighbourhood scale. How do lively localities develop with short distances, greater mixes and better quality outdoor space instead of urban heat? How can urban growth contribute positively to the environment? And how can we build such a city together? Social and climate-friendly cities need the inspired cooperation of everyone involved to ensure, together, that what develops is not just another settlement but a sustainable city.

A cooperation by the Az W with the IBA_Vienna — New Social Housing


10:00 Welcome Address
Angelika Fitz, Director of the Az W
Kurt Hofstetter, IBA_Vienna coordinator

Session 1 ‘Energy and Climate

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Daniela Allmeier, Raumposition, and Bernhard Steger, MA 21A — District Planning and Land Use: current urban development areas in Vienna
Rüdiger Lainer, RLP Rüdiger Lainer + Partner: Biotope City Wienerberg, Vienna
Martin Laursen, ADEPT, Copenhagen: Kolkajen-Ropsten, Stockholm Royal Seaport, Stockholm
Catherine Centlivre, SPL Paris & Métropole Aménagement, Paris: Eco-District Clichy-Batignolles, Paris 17ème

Moderated by Karoline Mayer, Az W

Session 2 The Vienna Context

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Panel 1 “Architecture” with (in English):
Martin Laursen, ADEPT (-> Video conference)
Rüdiger Lainer, RLP Rüdiger Lainer + Partner
Daniela Allmeier, Raumposition
Catherine Centlivre, SPL Paris & Métropole Aménagement (-> Video conference)

Panel 2 “The City of Vienna” with:
Anna-Vera Deinhammer, Vienna Chief Executive Office, Group for Construction and Technology, Circular Economy
Bernhard Steger, City of Vienna, Urban Planning Department
Pia Hlava, Office of the city councillor for urban planning, traffic and transport, climate protection, energy and public participation
Kurt Hofstetter, IBA_Wien

Moderated by Wojciech Czaja, journalist

Session 3 Processes and Actors

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Wenke Christoph, Secretar of State for Housing, Berlin Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing: Planning Processes in Berlin
Ingrid Breckner, sociologist, HafenCity Universität Hamburg: Who Designs Neighbourhoods?
Robert Temel, urban researcher: “Quartiershäuser” in the Sonnwendviertel, Vienna

Moderated by Rudolf Scheuvens, Vienna University of Technology

Followed by a panel discussion with additional guests:
Arnold Brückner, KABE Architekten, Grätzelmixer architect
Veronika Felber, architect and resident of Gleis 21

19:00 Film screening in the series Homo Urbanus, with Q&A
Louise Lemoine / Bêka & Lemoine, video artist and filmmaker

Moderated by Angelika Fitz, Director of the Az W

Concept: Maria Falkner and Karoline Mayer, Az W

The event will also be broadcast live. You will find the links in the programme above.