Workshop 1: urban development


Date: 6 November 2014
Time: 14.00 – 17.00

Freiham and Neuaubing are two neighbours in Munich, used as models of sustainable energy. Both of them pose very different challenges for the city. Freiham is a new district, being developed to a modern sustainable energy concept and set to become a model of low carbon development. Neuaubing, meanwhile, is an older district, due to undergo a complete energy system modernisation. This is a common challenge for Europe’s cities, where the annual construction rate rarely exceeds one percent.

The development of the two districts is being analysed as part of a research project exploring ‘sustainable and energy efficient urban development’, which encompasses everything from construction and development to economic and social considerations. Gathering at the point where the two districts meet.

The workshop will be connected to sustainable urban development, including energy poverty and geothermal energy for heat generation.

At the end of the workshop there will be a chance to visit the Energiegerechte Stadtentwicklung is the name of this German project that takes place in Freiham and Neuaubing, in the city of Munich. The first, recently constructed, will serve as a role model distinguished by its sustainable energy concept and contribution to climate protection. The second, an existing district to the east of Freiham, will be used a pilot project for energy efficient urban redevelopment. Both of the master plans for the two areas have been harmonised under the project and all its buildings will have a low energy demand. and meet the requirements of Efficiency House 70 (a German KfW energy efficiency standard).

Please follow this link to read more about the project.