How can the city of tomorrow contribute to the well-being and safety of the people living in it? The emergenCITY workshop “Urban Resilience” during the emergenCITY Week 2022 from June 20th to 22nd is dedicated to this topic.

In presentations and interviews, a wide variety of key topics related to urban resilience will be explored over the course of six sessions. emergenCITY Professor Annette Rudolph-Cleff’s Department of Design and Urban Development was able to invite a number of internationally renowned speakers, such as Herbert Dreiseitl and Kongjian Yu, to present their views on resilient urban development. The keynotes will address issues of climate resilience, digital resilience in cities and municipalities, or more specifically, coping strategies for the flood disaster in the Ahr Valley. The workshop itself is also part of the international student competition “Designing Resilience Global” (DRG), in which 7 universities from around the world are participating this year.

The workshop will take place on Monday 20.06. all day, Tuesday 21.06. in the morning and Wednesday 22.06. in the evening.

We are sure that the event will be not only interesting for the scientific community, but also for all those who are interested in the topic of urban resilience. Therefore, we cordially invite everyone to participate in the public sessions.

Monday, June 20th

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9:00-9:20 Welcoming Speeches

Jens Schneider
Vice President Technical University of Darmstadt
Matthias Hollick
Professor at Technical University of Darmstadt; Coordinator LOEWE center emergenCITY; Head of SEEMOO (Secure Mobile Networking Lab)

9:20-10:50 Opening Session: “Designing Urban Resilience”

Key note: Oscar Carracedo
Designing Resilience Global (DRG); Director
Moderated interview: Pratyush Shankar
Dean of SEDA Navrachna University, Vadodara, India; Senior Humboldt Fellow at University of Bonn

11:00-12:30 Session: “Designing Infrastructures as Landscapes”

Keynote: Kongjian Yu
President Turenscape; Founding Dean and Changjiang Chair Professor Peking University College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Moderated interview: Antje Stokman
Professor of Architecture and Landscape, HafenCity Universität Hamburg

15:00-16:30 Session: “Digital Resilience“

Keynote: Kevin Fleming
Researcher & Project Manager; GFZ Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
Moderated interview: Matthias Hollick
Professor at Technical University of Darmstadt; Coordinator LOEWE center emergenCITY; Head of SEEMOO (Secure Mobile Networking Lab)

Tuesday, June 21st

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9:00-10:30 Session: “Capacity Building in Ahrtal”

Keynote: Juliane von Hagen
Urban Planning and Development Researcher Dr.-Ing., MSUP (USA),
Moderated interview: Carmen Mendoza Arroyo
Vice dean of the School of Architecture Director Master in International Cooperation Sustainable Emergency Architecture Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona

10:45-12:15 Session: “Climate-resilient and livable Cities”

Keynote: Herbert Dreiseitl
Landscape Architect & Urban Designer; DREISEITLconsulting; Havard GSD Loeb Fellow, Fellow of the Center of Liveable Cities in Singapore; Founder Atelier Dreiseitl in 1980 (today Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl); Think-Tank “Liveable Cities Lab” at Ramboll Group International, Boston
Moderated interview: John Fien
Innovation Professor of Sustainability at RMIT University, Australia; Professor of Practice in the Master of Disaster; Design and Development degree in the School of Architecture and Urban Design at RMIT University, Australia; Consultant to UNESCO Headquarters and UNESCO-UNEVOC on Education for Sustainable Development

Wednesday, June 22nd

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18:00-19:30 Sessions: „Nature Strikes Back. Strategies towards the Climate responsive City“

Keynote: Flemming Rafn
Founding Partner Third Nature, Copenhagen
Moderated interview: Björn Hekmati
Head of “Zentrum Baukultur“, Mainz