14. Bundeskongress Nationale Stadtentwicklungspolitik

14th Federal Congress on National Urban Development Policy – 50 Years of the Urban Development Support Programme

3 and 4 May 2021 – live from Cologne

Thank you for your interest!

The 14th Federal Congress on National Urban Development is over and registration is closed. You can find a review of the various programme items in the media library at www.bk.nsp-kongress.de.

We look forward to welcoming you at the next Federal Congress.

Programme

03. May 2021

10.00 am | Welcome address from the Minister-President
Video messages from Armin Laschet, Minister-President of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (requested)
| Opening film: 50 years of the Urban Development Support Programme
10.10 am | Welcome
Moderator Angela Elis talks to Anne Katrin Bohle, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community
10.20 am | Speech: 50 years of the Urban Development Support Programme – Underpinning successful urban planning (working title)
Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer, Federal Minister for Regional Planning, Housing and Urban Development from 1994-1998
10.55 am | Discussion: Using the right tool at the right time – Learning programme – Examples
Moderator Anja Heyde talks to municipal representatives
  • Manfred Eibl, Member of the Bavarian State Parliament, Mayor for many years and founder of the ILZER.LAND e. V. intermunicipal association, Perlesreut
  • Dr. Oliver Hermann, Mayor of the town of Wittenberge
  • Thomas Kufen, Mayor of the city of Essen (requested)
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Krautzberger, former head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development
11.35 am | Video: A virtual tour of the touring exhibition 50 years of the Urban Development Support Programme
11.40 am | Discussion partners: 50 years of the Urban Development Support Programme – Working together to create strong and vibrant cities and communities
Moderator Angela Elis talks to partners from the National Urban Development Policy
  • Anne Katrin Bohle, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community
  • Prof. Dr. Benjamin-Immanuel Hoff, Chair of the Conference of Construction Ministers of the States and Minister for Infrastructure and Agriculture of the state of Thuringia (requested)
  • Burkhard Jung, President of the Association of German Cities (DST) and Mayor of the city of Leipzig
  • Ralph Spiegler, President of the German Association of Towns and Municipalities (DStGB) and Mayor of the Nieder-Olm community
12.40 pm | Break and exhibition/market place
Market place with links to exhibitors
Virtual exhibition 50 years of the Urban Development Support Programme
1.20 pm | Panel discussion with members of the German Bundestag (MdB): 50 years of the Urban Development Support Programme – Urban development & policy
Moderator Anja Heyde talks to representatives of the parliamentary groups in the Bundestag who are involved in construction policy
  • Bernhard Daldrup, MdB, SPD
  • Daniel Föst, MdB, FDP
  • Udo Theodor Hemmelgarn, MdB, AfD (requested)
  • Daniela Wagner , MdB, Alliance 90/The Greens (requested)
  • Caren Lay, MdB, Die Linke
  • Kai Wegner, MdB, CDU/CSU (requested)
2.05 pm | Address by France
Nadia Hai, Minister Delegate for Urban Affairs, France
2.15 pm | Breakout areas running simultaneously on current issues relating to urban development

Breakout arena I: Examples of multifunctional, resilient and co-operative development of city centres
Moderation: Gabriele Kautz, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community and Holger Pietschmann, Plan&Praxis along with the the German Association of Towns and Municipalities

Breakout arena II: Equitable neighbourhoods – future-proofing integration
Moderation: Timo Heyn, empirica ag – provider of research and consultancy services and Anne Keßler, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community

Breakout arena III: New urban districts on formerly used areas
Moderation: Prof. Dr. Heike Liebmann, Bundestransferstelle Wachstum und nachhaltige Erneuerung (Federal Contact Point for Growth and Sustainable Regeneration and Prof. (em.) Dr. Franz Pesch, pp a|s pesch partner architekten stadtplaner GmbH

Breakout arena IV: Smart city dialogue – data strategies for common good driven urban development
Moderation: Kathrin Bimesdörfer, IFOK GmbH with the Association of German Cities

Breakout arena V: Implementing the New Leipzig Charter in Europe: From cohesion policy to the Urban Agenda for the EU (en)
Moderation: Mart Grisel, European Urban Knowledge Network and Tilman Buchholz, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community

Breakout arena VI: Could you please translate 'Städtebauförderung' for me?” – Experiences from abroad (en)
Moderation: Dr. Oliver Weigel, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community and Dr. Bettina Silbernagl, German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH (GIZ)

3.50 pm | Summary of day 1 of the Congress and looking ahead to day 2
Moderator Angela Elis talks to Erwin Schwärzer, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community
4.00 pm | End of day 1 of the Congress
5.30 pm | Spotlight on: "Preis Soziale Stadt" (Social City Prize) 2000–2019
Moderation: Dr. Oliver Gewand, GdW, Dr. Frank Jost, vhw and Anne Keßler, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community

04. May 2021

10.00 am | Introduction to day 2 of the Congress
Moderator Angela Elis talks to Erwin Schwärzer, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community and Henriette Reker, Mayor of the city of Cologne (requested)
10.05 am | Welcome address by the city of Cologne
Henriette Reker, Mayor of the city of Cologne (requested)
10.15 am | Welcome address by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia
Ina Scharrenbach, Minister for Regional Identity, Communities and Local Government, Building and Gender Equality in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia
10.30 am | Keynote: Future 4.1 - Why we only save the world digitally or not at all
Jörg Heynkes, futurologist
10.50 am | Adoption of memorandum "Urban resilience – how to build robust, adaptive and future-proof cities"
Keynote speech by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Detlef Kurth, TU Kaiserslautern, Chair of the Expert Advisory Board

followed by
Moderator Anja Heyde talks to:

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Detlef Kurth, TU Kaiserslautern, Chair of the Expert Advisory Board
  • Nina Köksalan, Head of the National Focal Point for the Sendai Framework at the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance, member of the Expert Advisory Board
  • Dr. Oliver Weigel, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community

Comment: Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel, Member of the Board of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

11.25 am | Video/statements on 50 years of the Urban Development Support Programme
11.35 am | Discussion partners: Urban development for resilient cities
Moderator Anja Heyde talks to partners from the National Urban Development Policy
  • Nicole Graf, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community 
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Detlef Kurth, Chair of the Expert Advisory Board
  • Hilmar von Lojewski, councillor, Association of German Cities (requested)
  • Sabine Nakelski, Chair of the Special Committee on Urban Development for the Conference of Construction Ministers of the States 
  • Norbert Portz, councillor, German Association of Towns and Municipalities (DStGB) (requested)
12.30 pm | Cooperative City competition: Announcement of results (prize winners)
Moderator Angela Elis talks to Volkmar Vogel, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community
1.05 pm | Break and exhibition/market place
Market place with links to exhibitors
Virtual exhibition 50 years of the Urban Development Support Programme
1.45 pm | Around 20 sessions running simultaneously on current issues relating to urban development and design
3.30 pm | Looking ahead: How can we continue working together on National Urban Development Policy and urban development?
Moderator Angela Elis talks to Erwin Schwärzer, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community
4.00 pm | End of the Congress programme

Registration

The 14th Federal Congress on National Urban Development is over and registration is closed.