Thu., Jan. 27, 2022 | 6:30 p.m.

Innen.Stadt.Leben. #2 Ecological sustainability of cities and urban densification

Roland Bechmann
(Board member Werner Sobek AG, German representative of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH))

Elisabeth Endres
(Board member IB Hausladen; professor at TU Braunschweig)

Friederike Meyer
(Editor-in-Chief of Baunetz Meldungen; author of the book Die Stadt nach Corona)

David Sim
(Architect and urban planner; former partner at Gehl Architects; author of the book Soft City)

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Alexander Gutzmer
(Architectural journalist and cultural scientist, Munich, Germany)

Caspar Schmitz-Morkramer
(Architect, Managing Director and founder of caspar., author of Retail in Transition, Cologne and Hamburg, Germany)

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Hofmann Naturstein

The second installment in our discussion series “Innen.Stadt.Leben.” took place on Thursday, January 27, 2022, under the banner “Ecological sustainability of cities and urban densification.” The evening event organized by caspar. and ANCB/Aedes was live streamed from ANCB’s premises in Berlin.

Forty percent of global CO2 emissions are attributable to the construction sector, meaning that architecture also bears a special responsibility for the climate crisis. What technologies, methods, and materials are or will be available for sustainable architecture? Can we simultaneously promote more density and more unsealed, public open and green spaces? Should we practice horizontal or vertical densification? How green can a high-rise actually be?