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Urban design and development in different societal and spacial contexts is a great challenge. It is not only relevant in the practice of urban planning, but also in research as well as education at universities. With global urbanisation, cities today need to be seen in an international context. It is essential to understand global coherence and responsibilities.The cities around the world offer an extensive portfolio of differentiating problems and solutions that ought to be explored, investigated and evaluated.

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First Review Studio Context

On May 14th the first review took place of the urban design studio „Context“ in Heilbronn. For 3 different locations, Neckar embankment, Sontheim and Süllmertor first ideas and concepts were presented. We are grateful to our guest reviewer, landscape architect Stefan Helleckes, for his valuable critics.

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Workshop KIT Urban Research Strategy

6th of May 2024, 2 pm – 4 pm

With the urban research strategy, we want to address everyone at KIT whose research is or could be relevant in an urban context. In this respect, we are concerned with a broad understanding of urban research in the sense of city-related research, and at KIT strategically with making the breadth (energy, mobility, information, governance, climate, space, social issues, ecology, etc.) and depth of KIT research fruitful for the necessary "urban transformation". The workshop will take place in the Triangle space at Kronenplatz.

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Field Trip Freiburg

The students from KIT embarked on a journey to Freiburg for their semester's Design Studio. Collaborating in teams of architects and traffic planners, they began with an extensive walk around the city center, tracing the streets enveloping it. Following an initial brainstorming session, they had the opportunity to engage with members of the local City Council, Municipal Council, as well as representatives from Architects for Future and the Baukreisel association. This encounter facilitated an enriching dialogue about the future prospects of a specific area within Freiburg, offering valuable insights and perspectives.

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Save the date 03 May – Cultural and Artistic Regeneration

Dr. Oleksandra Nenko, senior researcher at University of Turku is presenting the affordances provided by artistic rethinking of the post industrial areas. The case studies include creative tactical and strategic transformations of industrial buildings and their environments in Helsinki, Tallinn, Łódź, and Kharkiv. This lecture is part of the lecture series Urban Transformation  that is organized in the Remote Lab of Urban Planning, funded by DAAD.

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Urban Transformation in Lviv
Urban Transformation in Lviv

In the frame of our "Remote Lab of Urban Planning" Prof. Dr. Arch. Halyna Petryshyn, head of the Department of Urban Planning of Lviv Polytechnic National University, presented on Friday, 19 April her lecture “New residential complexes in the process of reurbanization of the territory of Lviv”. The report was contributing to a series of lectures Urban Transformation and Conversion“ international experiences. This course is part of the teaching programm “Ukraine Digital”, funded by DAAD.

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Masterarbeiten WS 23/24

Am 09. April haben Beatrice Iacopi, Diana Maier und Freia Prager ihre Masterarbeiten erfolgreich präsentiert. Beatrice erarbeitete ein städtebauliches Konzept für die Entwicklung einer Brachfläche in Genua, Diana entwarf ein Mehrgenerationenhaus für die LSBTIQ-Personengruppe in München und Freia Prager entwickelte Verbesserungsvorschläge für die Favelas in Vidigal in Rio de Janeiro. Wir gratulieren sehr herzlich!!

Transformative Kraft europäischer Städte und Regionen. Konferenz in Basel am 18./19. April

In Planungspraxis oder in Forschung und Lehre an den Hochschulen – wir stehen vor
drängenden Herausforderungen. Auf der Konferenz wollen wir uns zu den internationalen Perspektiven, Wirkungen und das gemeinsame Verständnis europäischer Planungskultur für eine transformative Region- und Stadtplanung und Gestaltung austauschen. Im Zentrum steht die Frage, wie die sich hieraus ergebenden Anforderungen im Dreiklang von Lehre, Forschung und Praxis verankert werden können.

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CBC Conference 21. + 22.03.24

The topic of “residential heritage” in the post-Soviet context is at the core of the cbc project. The research has attempted at developing new approaches to the sustainable management of everyday built heritage, exploring the ways in which this legacy has been valorized, transformed, managed, and appropriated in the post-socialist period. The conference reflects on the findings and conclusions, while also looking for ways to develop further perspectives for analysis and action.

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Metropol.X: Lviv

This publication is the result of a seminar, which took place in the "Remote Lab of Urban Planning“, elaborated by students of the Odessa State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture. It focuses on different facets of Lviv, Ukraine, in times of crisis. Now available at our chair during opening hours!

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Out now: Large Housing Estates under Socialism

The book „Large Housing Estates under Socialism“ by Barbara Engel and Nikolas Rogge is now available via open access. Harnessing large urban housing estates in former socialist countries as a resource for the future housing supply requires innovative and practicable strategies and concepts. The contributors present experiences and perspectives from different disciplines on sustainable development of mass housing districts, both in academia and practice.

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Website under construction

Over the next couple of weeks you will see some changes around the website as we are rearranging our content. While we are trying to make those changes unnoticeable in the backend, we want to apologize in advance if you have trouble finding what you are looking for. Thank you for your patience!

Course program summer semester 2024 now online!

The courses for the upcoming semester are online as of today. Here you can view the scheduled events and find the link to the corresponding Ilias course content.

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Welcome to the summer semester 2024!

Welcome to the start of the summer semester 2024. We wish all students a good start to the new semester and look forward to your designs, new impulses and ideas as well as an exciting exchange with you!

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City Concepting - Stegreif Task

The future is approaching faster than we think, and cities are developing dynamically. City centers in particular have changed dramatically in recent years - not always for the best. As part of the impromptu task, two scenarios for Karlsruhe's city center are to be developed under the motto "What if...?". We are looking for designs for concise, future-oriented potential spaces that demonstrate functional and social added value.

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Semesterplakat WS 23/24
Course program winter semester 23/24 now online!

The courses for the upcoming semesters are online as of today. Here you can view the scheduled events and find the link to the corresponding Ilias course content.

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PhD School „Heritage at Home“

PhD School „Heritage at Home“, taking place September 26-30. online. The conference discusses interdisciplinary perspectives on the heritage of residential disctricts in the post-socialist / Soviet cities.

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Large Housing Estates Titel
Out now: Large Housing Estates under Socialism

The book „Large Housing Estates under Socialism“ by Barbara Engel and Nikolas Rogge is now available via open access. Harnessing large urban housing estates in former socialist countries as a resource for the future housing supply requires innovative and practicable strategies and concepts. The contributors present experiences and perspectives from different disciplines on sustainable development of mass housing districts, both in academia and practice.

Find it here
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Metropol.X: Kyiv

The booklet is the result of a seminar, which took place in the "Remote Lab of Urban Planning“, elaborated by students of the Odessa State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture. It focuses on different facets of the Ukrainian capital in times of crisis. Now available at our chair during opening hours!

Metropol. X Tel Aviv
Metropol.X: Tel Aviv

Tel Avis’s development presents a multifaceted story: This booklet examines the different urban layers of the city and the way they reflect the social, cultural, and economic structure of Israeli society in one of the most expensive cities to live in.

Now available at our institute!