IBA presentation year starts

Manifold opening programme of the IBA Urban Redevelopment 2010

The colours symbolise the variety of
the IBA cities

March 4, 2010 –

On April 8, 2010 the presentation year of the IBA Urban Redevelopment 2010 will be opened with a ceremonial act on invitation of Saxony-Anhalt’s Minister-President Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Böhmer in the Johannis Church Magdeburg. Next to the Minister-president, the EU-commissioner for regional policy, Dr. Johannes Hahn, and Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer from the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies are expected as keynote speakers.

On April 9, 2010 the Ministry for Regional Development and Transport of Saxony-Anhalt invites international experts to the conference Small Cities – Profiling between Autonomy and Subsidy. Also on April 9, the central overview exhibition Less is Future will be opened in the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. On the following day, four excursions in the IBA-region will be offered for experts.

For the following events only a limited number of places is available. Participation is only possible after registration at the agency sally below cultural affairs, which is responsible for organisation and communication of the opening events of the IBA Urban Redevelopment 2010. The corresponding registration forms are available subsequently as pdf-download.

International Conference

Small Cities Profiling between Autonomy and Subsidy

Friday, April 9, 2010 from 9.00 to 17.00, Johanniskirche (Johannis Church), Magdeburg

More than two-thirds of all the people in Europe live in small- and medium-sized cities. Globally relevant issues of urban development will be shaped in such locations, beyond
the major cities and megacities. The International Building Exhibition (IBA) Urban Redevelopment Saxony-Anhalt 2010 has developed varied solutions for urban  redevelopment characterised by demographic, economic, and social change, which may be applicable to other regions. How can quality of life, beyond traditional measures of growth, be
maintained and sustainably developed? How can smaller cities successfully manage a profile balancing act between autonomy and subsidy? The IBA Urban Redevelopment 2010 invites you to discuss these issues.

With contributions by:

  • Sicco van Gelder, branding expert, Amsterdam
  • Dr. Peter Ramsauer, Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Development (inquired)
  • Dr. Maria Lezzi, Director of the Federal Office for Spatial Development, Bern
  • Dr. Hildegard Oraze, policy consultant and structural funds expert, Vienna
  • Juliane Naumann, Urban Splash, Manchester
  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Lehmann, education scientist, Berlin
  • Dr. Steffen Kröhnert, demography scientist, Berlin
  • Peter Bleckmann, education expert, Berlin

Conference: Programme and Registration

Conference: Programme and Registration

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Opening of the Central Overview Exhibition of the IBA Urban Redevelopment

Weniger ist Zukunft (Less is future)

Friday, April 9, 2010, 19.00 h in the Bauhaus Dessau foundation

On 1,200 square metres, the extensive exhibition presents the work of the IBA Urban Redevelopment 2010 from its beginnings in 2002, to the most recent developments in the 19 participating cities. The focus is on the individual solutions with which the municipalities have reacted to the shrinkage process in Saxony-Anhalt. These are presented in the context of historical development and transformation since 1990. An epilogue shows scenarios for future developments until 2050.

Keynote speakers:

  • Christopher Todd, General Directory for Regional Policy, European Commission
  • Dr. Karl Heinz Daehre, Minister for Regional Development and Transport of Saxony-Anhalt
  • Prof. Philipp Oswalt, Executive Director of the IBA Urban Redevelopment 2010

Opening of the exhibition: Programme and Registration

Opening of the exhibition: Programme and Registration

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The day after the official opening of the exhibition, on Saturday April 10, 2010 the admission will be open to the public at free admission.

Excursions

Day trips in the IBA-region

Saturday, April 10, 2010, 8.30 to 18.00 h

In the 19 cities in Saxony-Anhalt that are participating in the International Building Exhibition (IBA) Urban Redevelopment Saxony-Anhalt 2010, varied, surprising, and bold solutions for urban redevelopment characterised by demographic, economic, and social change have emerged. The IBA Urban Redevelopment 2010 invites experts to a visitation.

Excursions: Programme and registration

Excursions: Programme and registration

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Additionally, more than 160 events in the 19 participating IBA-cities offer numerous opportunities to visit the projects of the IBA Urban Redevelopment 2010 on site.