05. - 07. April 2014, Plaza Mayor, Medellin, Colombia
World Urban Forum Nr. 7
07. - 11. April 2014, Hannover, Germany
Metropolitan Solutions 2014
01. - 04. June 2014,
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
World Cities Summit 2014
"Energy and Sun":
first volume of the Book Series on Future Megacities just published
A prominent example for global changes that no longer affect individual countries or regions alone, but affect the whole of humanity, is the trend towards urbanisation. This goes along with the spread of “megacities” on all continents, especially in devel-oping and newly industrialising countries.
By means of this research programme the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is furthering the development of innovative solutions and concepts in emerging megacities. Read more
With its funding programme “Research for the Sustainable Development of Megacities of Tomorrow” the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is focussing on “energy- and climate-efficient structures in urban growth centres”. The programme is a globally focussed component of the Federal Government’s High-Tech-Strategy in the action field on “Climate and Energy”. Moreover, it is a part of the framework programme “Research for Sustainable Development” of the BMBF. Read more
The funding programme covers currently nine projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The research is conducted by inter- and transdisciplinary teams in reference to model cities and model regions. Thereby German consortia cooperate with corresponding teams in the partner countries.
Since the beginning of the main phase (2008) the program focuses on energy- and climate efficiency in urban growth centres. Read more
The German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) presented its Second International Conference on Future Megacities in Action, May 14 - 16, 2013, Hamburg, Germany The main objective of the conference was to organise a forum on innovative solutions for a sustainable urban development particularly of emerging megacities in developing and newly industrialising countries. The conference brought together global actors, experts and dedicated urbanists in politics, academia, civil society and business to