New impulses for German-American cooperation will be gathered from the upcoming INSPIRATION / DE-US.net Event “Partnering for Sustainable Land Management”. The event will be held in the City of Erfurt on the 18th of December, 2019.
The INSPIRATION coordination and support action has recently released a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) for Europe (www.inspiration-agenda.eu). The SRA is based on research and innovation needs for land and soil management identified by over 500 stakeholders from across Europe. It looks to meet the challenges of climate change mitigation and adaptation, increasing demands on non-renewable natural resources as well as environmental justice, meanwhile also providing for societal demands for food, drinking water, energy production, shelter and infrastructure. The workshop will explore the outreach of SRA research items across the pond and identify future perspectives for cooperation under the umbrella of DE-US.net (www.de-us.net).
DE-US.net is a platform for professionals from the US and Germany that facilitates networking and developing ideas about the “Zukunftsstadt – Future City”. The network enables the exchange of thoughts as well as the access to expert knowledge and markets in Germany and the USA. Members will be motivated to provide solutions for sustainable land management and better living in the city of tomorrow.
For more information, please see the attached agenda for the planned event.
Safe the Date for our next webinar which seeks to expand the Smart Cities conversation from its current focus on smart technologies and IoT to cities as Smart socio-ecological systems that continuously increase their performance, interconnected behaviors, biocapacity, resilience, regeneration and ability to thrive. Our speakers are Professors John Motloch and Scott Truex.
Brownfields are an issue both in the US and in Germany. During this webinar, speakers provide an overview of available and free redevelopment assistance to communities dealing with brownfield issues in both countries.
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.
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.
Vom 21.5. bis zum 25.5. fand in Bochum und dem Ruhrgebiet die im Rahmen des Netzwerkes DE-US.net (Research in Germany, City of tomorrow) unterstützte Summer School zum Thema : Structural Change and Brownfield Recycling in Germany. statt. Geleitet wurde die Summer School von Prof. Sabine Martin, Kansas State University, und Prof. Dr. Rolf Heyer. Beiträge kamen von Dr. Stephan Bartke, Umweltforschungszentrum Leipzig, Detlef Grimski vom Umweltbundesamt, von Prof. Reimund Schwarze, Umweltforschungszentrum Leipzig, und Heike Brauckhoff von der Bochumer Veranstaltungs GmbH. Neben zwei Vortrags- und Diskussionstagen, standen am 23.5. die Exkursion zu Bochumer Beispielen des Strukturwandels (siehe Foto von der Exkursion auf Mark 51°7) und am 25.5. der Besuch auf Phoenix, in Gelsenkirchen-Bismarck, auf Zollverein und im Landschaftspark Duisburg im Mittelpunkt. Die Teilnehmer kamen aus den USA, Mexiko, Brasilien, Polen, der Türkei, Ecuador, dem Iran und Deutschland.
The DE-US.net Summer School on "Structural Change and Brownfield Rcycling in Germany" has brought together students and professionals from the US and Germany in Bochum. Bochum is in the heart of the Ruhr-Area - a region characterized by dramatic structural change and industrial heritage.
The summer school links presentations - that are also live streamed to the web - and excursions to the remarkable places of brownfield revitalisation in the area, including the Jahrhunderthalle and former car production of Opel and mobile phone production of Nokia to Zeche Zollverein.