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“Future Megacities”,
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Young Researchers' Forum - by special invitation

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Cities, particularly emerging megacities in developing and newly industrialising countries, play a significant role in climate change. They are both massive contributors of greenhouse gases as well as sensitive victims to its consequences. Therefore, they are taking action for climate change mitigation and adaptation as well as energy and resource efficiency.

Hamburg – Conference Venue

Photo Credit – / R. Hegeler

The international conference Future Megacities in Action will highlight good practice examples of energy and climate efficient urbanisation from Asia, Africa and America, set against the European background. It will feature the results of the research programme “Future Megacities” funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research since 2005: technical, social and economic solutions developed by participating bilateral and trans-disciplinary research teams for and with cities. It will also present innovative approaches taken in other cities that stand out in their efforts towards achieving greater sustainability.

Spotlights on urban challenges and needs, workshops and a market place will provide insights into model solutions, products and tangible results. What contributions do science and research make to urban development? How to implement good practice? How can innovation be brought to a larger scale? How can such projects be financed? Panels with international experts will tackle these questions. Short films and excursions to model projects in Hamburg will complete the programme.

The conference aims to address an audience made up of representatives from all sectors of urban development. It will offer ample opportunities to meet other actors in the field and exchange ideas with international practitioners, researchers and dedicated urbanists from many disciplines.

Join our conference with a diverse programme in Hamburg’s historic Fish Auction Hall and get up-to-date on innovative solutions for energy and climate efficient urbanisation.

We look forward to welcoming you in Hamburg!

2nd International BMBF Conference

Future Megacities
in Action

Innovative Solutions for Energy- and Climate-
Efficient Urbanisation

May 14 – 16, 2013
Hamburg (Germany)

Historic Fish Auction Hall

Photo Credit – Tim Brüning (top)
Photo Credit – Altonaer Fischauktionshalle Betriebsgesellschaft mbH (bottom)


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