In line with the global trend, agglomerations are under continuing settlement pressure. The climate also presents challenges for the infrastructure and buildings of the agglomerations in the foreseeable future. Other changes are surprising in their intensity, such as the large number of refugees in 2015, and the Brexit is pushing new users into Frankfurt to compete for the city's infrastructure. A system as complex as an agglomeration can fail because of its complexity if individual structures are overloaded and no new structures are created to compensate for this. It can also optimize itself through reorganization and flexibility. The agglomeration has the potential for resilience, which, however, does not come about by itself, but needs to be further developed. This is only possible if the agglomeration is discussed as an interdisciplinary structure, if the decision-makers have the courage to think beyond competence boundaries and if the citizens of the agglomeration are taken along in changes. Thus, the city remains livable and lively.
Resilience as a concept for the city and region
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Harald Kegler, University of Kassel
Cities Fit for Climate Change - International agglomerations on the road to resilience?
Dr. Daphne Frank, Head of Project Cities Fit for Climate Change and Climate Policy Meets Urban Development, GIZ
Forum Infrastructure in the agglomeration
New mobility for an environmentally friendly conurbation
Dr. Petra Schäfer, FFin
Smart Home - Opportunities and Limits
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Trick, Department of Telecommunication Networks, Frankfurt UAS
Digitization of our society - Influences on land management
Prof. Dr. Martina Klärle, FFin
Forum with Discussion
"City production" in China - a model for Europe's urban development?
Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Dell, AS+P Albert Speer + Partner GmbH
What challenges will the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main agglomeration face in the future?
Dr. Marcus Gwechenberger, Planning and Living Department, City of Frankfurt am Main
2117 metropolitan area and technical superintelligence. What role does it leave us humans?
Prof. Dr. Gerd Döben-Henisch, SP: Human-Machine Interaction (MMI) and Learning Systems (AI), Frankfurt UAS