5th Hesse Conference Urban Research

The fifth Hesse conference urban research took place on March 21st 2013 at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. The focuses of the conference were requirements and experiences of interdisciplinary urban research. The goal was to jointly develop perspectives and options of an applied urban research and practical consultancy of cities and municipalities in Hesse.

“Whether financial straits, demographic change, integration, mobility or climate change – the current challenges cities are faced with are great. City councils or city planners are not the only ones looking for solutions, those topics are researched at universities, too” explains Prof. Dr. Michael Peterek from faculty 1: architecture, civil engineering, geomatics of Frankfurt University and the Network Urban Research Hesse (NeStH). “The fifth Hesse conference deals with the question, which experiences universities and cities or municipalities, could already acquire through joint projects and which possibilities of cooperation are imaginable beyond those.”

The conference aimed at urban researchers, architects, city planners as well as students from those areas. Besides experience reports from ongoing projects, especially on the subject of climate change and energy policy turnaround, and keynote speeches, the representatives from science and practice discussed the requirements on research and consulting as seen by cooperation partners and institutions as well as the networking perspectives of Hessian urban research.

The fifth Hesse conference urban research was a joint event by the Network Urban Research Hesse (NeStH), which bundles existing potentials of Hessian universities in the field of urban research and builds and expands intern and extern partnerships, and the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences.


Dr. Detlev Buchholz, President of Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences

Lectures with discussion

  • Dieter von Lüpke, Head of the City Planning Agency of Frankfurt am Main
    Requirements to an interdisciplinary urban research as seen by the city Frankfurt
  • Dr. Immanuel Stieß, Institute for Socio-economic Research ISOE, Frankfurt am Main
    Requirements and potentials of a socio-economic urban research: Example from research practice
  • Dr. Robert Kaltenbrunner, Federal Institute for Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Research, Berlin
    Rethinking urban development: Searching for a new culture of planning and building

Project examples

  • Prof. Dr. Katzenbach, Director of TU Darmstadt Energy Center
    Energy policy turnaround and climate protection on a European level – The Climate-KIC in EIT
  • Prof. Dr. Petra Schäfer, FFin, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
    Electric mobility – Part of the planning for the future?
  • Prof. Dr. Lutz Katzschner, Area of expertise environmental meteorology, Universität Kassel
    Use of urban climate analyses in urban development planning – Examples from different climatic regions

Panel discussion

  • Prof. Dr. Martina Klärle, Executive Director FFin, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
    Peter Kreisl, Department Manager pan-city in the city planning department Frankfurt
    Dr. Monika Meyer, Managing Director IWU, Darmstadt
    Engelbert Thielemann, Department Manager planning and building, City of Eschwege

Website editorial teamID: 5180
last updated on: 12.05.2019