Transforming
Peripheries

ULM/GER | 26.09.2019

URBAN LAND CONFERENCE n°1

A large segment of Europe’s population lives outside traditional urban cores in small and medium-sized cities, suburban agglomerations, or the fringes of metropolitan areas. They cover large areas, are home to millions of people and full of economic development. In the urban land, infrastructures, agriculture and production, businesses and housing merge in a fascinatingly operational, albeit fragmented landscape. To date it falls short of its potentials and does not receive the attention it deserves.

The first Urban Land Conference will investigate how to shape the future of urbanized territories across municipal boundaries. The conference provides a platform for the exchange of policy makers, urban planners, business leaders, academics and community groups. Speakers will come from a wide range of disciplines. Together we will explore how new governance and finance models can work across municipal boundaries, support joint action and lead to sustainable societies.

— Tom Holbrook  Paola Viganò Jörg Schröder Isabel Finkenberger Christian Schmid Andreas Hofer Thomas Auer Kerstin Gothe — Dirk Neumann  Joachim Declerck Leona Lynen Philipp Rode Christoph Hupfer — Suzanne Potjer Georgeen Theodore and more

Panel n°1
Compact + Productive

The urban land is performing well economically, but its low density leads to extensive needs for transport and land. It remains a challenge to implement sustainable agendas in this fragmented urbanized territory of un-coordinated stakeholders. Integrated solutions, which find a balance between density, resources and equity still have to be envisioned.

Panel n°2
Connected + Balanced

Infrastructure must inform densification and drive collaborative developments. Already, digitization and a new appetite for slow traffic have caused additional mobility patterns and become serious driving forces. Large-scale “green” infrastructures including energy, mobility, water and waste management can contribute to cross boundaries.

Panel n°3
Coordinated + Experimental

Increasingly cities use experimentation as a strategy to find innovative practical solutions. An exchange of experience between cosmopolitan and urban land conditions can stimulate new practice and back transition processes. Creative approaches to multi-level policies in larger catchment areas of urbanized territories are needed.

|  How can functions be layered on the same piece of land?

|  How can urban and rural become intrinsic instead of opposing?

|  How can concepts of ownership, management and financing be refined?

|  How can co-operational finance models facilitate and enable this?

|  How can green infrastructure reshape in the urban land?

|  How can policy-makers, institutions and citizens buy into the idea of shaping integrated infrastructures as a civil project?

|  How can formal planning bodies incentivize incremental approaches and learn from bold experiments?

|  How can universities become stimulating, consulting and co-ordinating institutions?

Panel n°1
Compact + Productive

The urban land is performing well economically, but its low density leads to extensive needs for transport and land. It remains a challenge to implement sustainable agendas in this fragmented urbanized territory of un-coordinated stakeholders. Integrated solutions, which find a balance between density, resources and equity still have to be envisioned.

|  How can functions be layered on the same piece of land?

|  How can urban and rural become intrinsic instead of opposing?

|  How can concepts of ownership, management and financing be refined?

Panel n°2
Connected + Balanced

Infrastructure must inform densification and drive collaborative developments. Already, digitization and a new appetite for slow traffic have caused additional mobility patterns and become serious driving forces. Large-scale “green” infrastructures including energy, mobility, water and waste management can contribute to cross boundaries.

|  How can co-operational finance models facilitate and enable this?

|  How can green infrastructure reshape in the urban land?

|  How can policy-makers, institutions and citizens buy into the idea of shaping integrated infrastructures as a civil project?

Panel n°3
Coordinated + Experimental

Increasingly cities use experimentation as a strategy to find innovative practical solutions. An exchange of experience between cosmopolitan and urban land conditions can stimulate new practice and back transition processes. Creative approaches to multi-level policies in larger catchment areas of urbanized territories are needed.

|  How can formal planning bodies incentivize incremental approaches and learn from bold experiments?

|  How can universities become stimulating, consulting and co-ordinating institutions?

urbanes.land presents

networking und transfer event

Subsequent to the conference we offer the opportunity to exchange information for guests from politics and administration, business and civil society. The artist Arpad Dobriban creates the framework with a lecture and a meal under the title “Available Food – About dealing with what we have”.

More about the artist at geschmacksarchiv.de

«Zu zeigen welche künstlerischen Qualitäten dem Kochen innewohnen, widme ich einen Großteil meiner künstlerischen Arbeit. Dafür habe ich im Laufe der letzten Jahre die Form der kommentierten Speisefolge entwickelt. Ich stelle Gerichte zusammen unter einem ganz bestimmten thematischen Zusammenhang einer bestimmten Fragestellung, ausgesucht werden. Das Thema kommt aus den Speisen selbst, es dient nicht der Illustration äußerer Anlässe. Bei diesen Ereignissen verbinden sich physische Erfahrung mit geistiger Arbeit und  Emotion und damit funktionieren sie wie andere Werke bildender Kunst. Für mich ist die kommentierte Speisefolge die unmittelbarste Form des künstlerischen Ausdrucks und des Austauschs mit dem Rezipienten.» — Arpad Dobriban

More about the

programme

09.30     Registration
10.00     Welcome and Framing

10:30     PANEL N°1 COMPACT + PRODUCTIVE

12.30     Lunch Break

13.30     PANEL N°2 CONNECTED + BALANCED

15.30     Coffee Break

16.00     PANEL N°3 COORDINATED + EXPERIMENTAL

18.00     Closing Remarks, local/global perspectives

19.00     NETWORKING AND TRANSFER-EVENT

Taking place at the

Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm

The Ulm School of Design was founded in 1953 by Inge Aicher-Scholl, Otl Aicher and Max Bill and existed until 1968. It is viewed as one of the world’s significant design schools, equal in influence to the Bauhaus.

Since 1979, the ensemble of the buildings is protected as a cultural monument of special significance.

The conference is taking place in the former cafeteria of the HfG Ulm.

Cafeteria (Mensa), First Floor
Am Hochsträß 8 / 10
89081 Ulm / GER

More about the

programme

09.30     Registration
10.00     Welcome and Framing

10:30     PANEL N°1 COMPACT + PRODUCTIVE

12.30     Lunch Break

12.30     Lunch Break

13.30     PANEL N°2 CONNECTED + BALANCED

15.30     Coffee Break

16.00     PANEL N°3 COORDINATED + EXPERIMENTAL

18.00     Closing Remarks, local/global perspectives

19.00     NETWORKING AND TRANSFER-EVENT

Taking place at the

Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm

The Ulm School of Design was founded in 1953 by Inge Aicher-Scholl, Otl Aicher and Max Bill and existed until 1968. It is viewed as one of the world’s significant design schools, equal in influence to the Bauhaus.

Since 1979, the ensemble of the buildings is protected as a cultural monument of special significance.

The conference is taking place in the former cafeteria of the HfG Ulm.

Cafeteria (Mensa), First Floor
Am Hochsträß 8 / 10
89081 Ulm / GER

The Urban Land Conference is a project within InnoSÜD, a university network with the goal to enable a sustainable exchange between science, industry and society with innovative transfer formats. As part of the initiative Innovative Hochschule, the Universities of Applied Sciences Biberach and Neu-Ulm, the University of Technology Ulm and Ulm University have joined forces. The networks aim in the medium term is to create a dynamic innovation system whitch positions the Donau-Iller-Riß region as a link between the metropolitan regions of Stuttgart and Munich among Europe’s most competitive and innovative regions. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the federal states are funding the project over a period of five years.