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Seminar: Shaping sustainability in the community

The issue of sustainability is one of the defining themes in the current social debate. Cities and municipalities, planners and decision-makers, are faced with the task of using resistant plants for urban greening that can withstand extreme weather conditions such as prolonged heat waves, heavy rainfall and storms.

The seminar "Designing Sustainability in the Community - Reports from Open Space Planning", which the Bund deutscher Baumschulen (BdB) e.V. (Association of German Nurseries) is organising at IPM ESSEN as part of its EU project "Green Cities for a Sustainable Europe", is dedicated to precisely this topic.

Three experts will have their say:

  • Prof. Dr. hort. Hartmut Balder from the Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin will speak on the topic of "Sustainable tree plantations - consequences of the White Paper on Urban Greening". The White Paper on Urban Greenery was the subject of much discussion. But what are the consequences?
  • Rüdiger Dittmar, Head of the Department of Urban Greenery and Waters of the City of Leipzig and Vice President of GALK, presents the "Leipzig 2030 Road Construction Concept". The city of Leipzig has set itself the goal of planting 1000 new trees in the trade fair city every year.
  • Simone Raskob, Director of the Environment and Construction Division of the City of Essen, reports on the topic of "Trees in the City of Essen - Green and blue infrastructures in open space development". The city was "Green Capital of Europe" in 2017 and looks back on remarkable transformation processes over the past 30 years.

The event will be moderated by BdB General Manager Markus Guhl and is aimed in particular at municipal decision-makers, urban planners and landscape architects.

When: Wednesday January 29th, 2020
von 10:30 am bis 12:30 pm

Where: Messe Essen, Saal Berlin (Congress Center West, 2. OG)

What: Seminar "Nachhaltigkeit in der Kommune gestalten - Bericht aus der Freiraumplanung"

Registration: Online-Formular
The seminar is free of charge for all participants.
Registration Deadline: Friday January 24th, 2020