DE-US.net

Your network for the exchange of ideas and the access to expert knowledge about the City of Tomorrow. Discuss with our members if you want to provide solutions for sustainable and better living in the "Zukunftsstadt" - the City of Tomorrow. DE-US.net supports you by:

    • highlighting people and projects offering innovative solutions and research activities,
    • providing a platform to discuss ideas and innovative approaches to make US and German cities ready for the future,
    • being a market place to establish new partnerships for further optimization, adaptation and implementation of innovations,
    • creating a repository of funding options to support bilateral projects and Exchange.

News & Events

8. Webinar: Assessing Transatlantic Exchange on Urban Revitalization - What works, what doesn’t? – Shaping Future Programming

The regeneration of older industrial cities remains a challenge for U.S. and European countries. Although the legal, policy, political and community contexts are different, researcher and policymakers in European and US cities have long compared approaches to urban regeneration with an eye toward replicating successful programs and policies. Join this workshop for an interactive discussion on experiences and perspectives on (1) successful trans-Atlantic peer learning experiences; and (2) concrete outcomes, including changes in program or policy, that have resulted from peer learning activities.

Tamar Shapiro (non-resident fellow Urban Institute, former President and CEO of Center for Community Progress) presented her assessment and discussed it in a webinar on February 7th.

The recording is available at our Webinare page.

Read more …

7. Webinar: Global Warming: What can we learn from the COP24 meeting?

Speakers: Prof. Dr. Reimund Schwarze, Dr. Oleksandr Sushchenko, Hannes Rassmann

In December 2018, politicians and scientists from around the globe met in Katowice to evaluate the status of climate change, which is broadly considered to threatening sustainability and resilience of societies around the world. A team of social science researchers with backgrounds as different as international law, political economy and social ethnology from the German research center "UFZ" followed the COP24 meeting in Poland. At this webinar they report on their experiences and assessments.

Read more …

6. Webinar: Live-Streaming: At the Frontiers of U.S.-German Urban Transformation Research

We will be streaming live from Washington, D.C., Resources for the Future meeting of DE-US.net!

http://www.de-us.net/webinar.html

https://deus.clickmeeting.com/resources-for-the-future

9:00       Intro

Short presentations + Q&A by hosts of event setting the scene.

  • Ann Bartuska, Vice President RFF Land, Water and Nature (LWN) Program
  • Stephan Bartke, UFZ: A short introduction of the DE-US.net Platform
  • Annette Gatchett, EPA: The history of US-German Bilateral Working Group

9:30       Pitches and presentations by participants

  • Reimund Schwarze, UFZ and European University Viadrina
    "Using Fulbright support for climate and extreme events risk research"
  • Detlef Grimski, German Environment Agency
    "Stakeholder needs for research for sustainable land-use"
  • Britta Bierwagen, US Environmental Protection Agency
    "Community Resilience Research at EPA"
  • Allison Reilly, University of Maryland, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    "Repeated disasters and the costs for FEMA: Insights from the Public Assistance Program"
  • Kris Wernstedt, Virginia Tech Urban Planning
    "The Risk of Resilience"
  • Leidy Klotz, University of Virginia VA Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture
    "Nudging Designers: Choice Architecture for More Resilient Infrastructure"
  • Mike Gerst, University of Maryland, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center
    "Development of Resilience Indicators in Maryland Communities"
  • Casey Wichman, Resources For the Future
    "Who pays to replace water infrastructure in the U.S.?"

Join without prior registration online! - Just visit our site and follow instructions!

Read more …