ULM/GER | 26.09.2019
KIT, Karlsruhe, DE
Professor emeritus Kerstin Gothe is an architect and urban planner with a specific expertise on rural and peri-urban conditions. She has been Head of the Department of Regional Planning and Development of Rural Areas at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and launched several initiatives to put the topic on the agenda.
IBA27, Stuttgart, DE
Andreas Hofer is the Director of the International Building Exhibition IBA27 StadtRegion Stuttgart. Before that he has played a major role in putting cooperative housing back on Zurich’s urban development agenda. He is a critical practitioner with thorough theoretical positions.
Interboro Partners, New York, US
Georgeen Theodore is co-founder of Interboro, an award-winning, Brooklyn-based firm offering inventive and inclusive design and planning services. Their participatory, place-specific approach creates consensus around complex projects ranging from open spaces to neighbourhood, city and regional plans.
Studio Paola Viganò, Milan, IT
Paola Viganò is an influential Professor of Urbanism in Venezia and Lausanne. She has coined the term “Horizontal Metropolis” and calls for a radical shift in the understanding and conceptual framing on how to approach the challenges of global urbanization.
5th Studio, Cambridge and London, UK
Tom Holbrook is a founding director of 5th Studio Architecture and Urbanism, London and Professor for Architecture and Urban Design at RMIT University, Melbourne. His spatial design approach works across the fields of architecture, urban design, infrastructure and landscape.
LSE, London, UK
Dr. Philipp Rode is a researcher, consultant and advisor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has been a driving force for the Urban Age conference, that brought together political leaders, urban practitioners, private sector representatives and academic experts in over a dozen world cities.
University of Applied Sciences, Karlsruhe, DE
Christoph Hupfer is Professor for Mobility Planning and an expert on integrated transport and information management. He is an engineer practicing urban planning and combines theory and practice in unexpectedly radical but feasible models for urban mobility.
Former major, Ulm, DE
Alexander Wetzig has been Deputy Major for Building and Urban Development in Ulm for more than two decades. He has been markedly influential in the city’s development and today is President of the HfG Foundation.
Haus der Statistik, Berlin, DE
Leona Lynen is an urban researcher and city maker. She is a driving force in ‘Haus der Statistik’ Berlin, a model project for co-operative, mixed-use city-making that is oriented towards the common good. Leona is an expert for co-productive urban development and civic ecosystems.
Studio if+, Cologne, DE
Isabel Maria Finkenberger is an urban planner, architect and manager of urban processes. She is Professor for Urban Transformation and Process Design at Aachen University of Applied Sciences. Isabel advocates a reflexive design process as a new urban practice.
Climate Transparency, Biberach + Berlin, DE
Gerd Leipold is an internationally respected consultant on climate and sustainability issues. In leading positions he has shaped Greenpeace Germany and Greenpeace International over many years and is now heading the International Secretariat of Climate Transparency.
Institute for Sustainable Urbanism (ISU), Braunschweig, DE
Dirk Neumann is an urban planner and architect working across all scales. He is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Sustainable Urbanism (ISU) in Braunschweig. Dirk has a background in inter- and transdisciplinary work and is the lead of the urban/rural relationship research at the institute.
ETH Zürich, CH
Christian Schmid is a geographer, sociologist and urban researcher. He is Professor of Sociology at the Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich. He has taken a critical view at stereotypical understandings of global urbanization patterns and urban-rural relationships.
Transsolar, Stuttgart, DE
Thomas Auer is managing director of Transsolar, a distinguished Climate Engineering practice. He is a professor for Building Technology and Climate Responsive Design and advocates a comprehensive understanding of user comfort balanced with innovative and sustainable design strategies.
Urban Futures Studio, University Utrecht, NL
Suzanne Potjer is the Project Lead of the Urban Futures Studio project “Experimenting with Cities”. She focuses on the question of how cities can learn from each other in a multi-level governance context and how experiments can incentivize this.
Architecture Workroom, Brussel, BE
Joachim Declerck is co-founder of Architecture Workroom Brussels, a non-profit think-and-do-tank in architecture and urban development. He is convinced that drastic changes are needed to transform our living environments and that designers must stimulate these.
Leibniz Universität, Hannover, DE
Jörg Schröder is Professor of Urban Planning at Leibniz University – an expert on peripheries and urban-rural cooperation, observing dynamic developments and changing relations outside metropolitan areas.