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3 May 2012
Renewable City: architecture, property and infrastructure
The architecture of our cities and regions faces a great transformation, worldwide. In many cities and communities this change is already manifest, in the search for buildings and property investments fit for future generations. New projects thrive without coal or nuclear power, conserve water and resources, respond to local history, culture and social aspirations. Such qualities ensure the highest expectations for efficiency, profitability and investment security.

Tomorrow’s property and wider development investments literally come alive: they are resource minimising and bio-climatic, generate renewable energy locally and secure both income and value. Biodiversity and local food security are a priority in today’s search for sustainable settlement design and development. The aesthetics of our architectural and urban projects follows these principles – articulating the true meaning of a New Modern. The conference is dedicated to successful international initiatives in sustainable urban and regional design, from Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland to the United States.


Registrations and coffee

Welcome by Renate Müssner, Liechtenstein Minister for Spatial Development


Building the renewable city

Responsible architecture as corporate strategy
Stefan Behnisch, Principal, Behnisch Architekten, Stuttgart, Munich, Boston, Los Angeles

Urban development as learning venture: Hammarby Sjøstad
Ingela Lindh, Director, Urban Development, Stockholm City, Sweden

An eco-economic framework for renewable urban design
Manfred Hegger, Professor of Design and Energy Efficient Building, Technical University Darmstadt

Zero waste cities
Steffen Lehmann, UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Urban Development for Asia and the Pacific, University of South Australia

Chair: Kaarin Taipale, independent researcher, Helsinki


Morning Break


Responsible buildings as sustainable assets

Sustainable infrastructure - sustainable city
Kaarin Taipale, Helsinki

Urban architectural development as infrastructure
Françoise Hélène Jourda, Principal, Jourda Architectes, Paris



Sustainable property and green real estate in practice - cross-Atlantic perspectives
Roger Baumann, Director, Head of Business Development & Sustainability, Credit Suisse AG

Chair: Lorenz Reibling, Board Member and Senior Partner, Taurus Investment Holdings, Boston
mit Andreas Loepfe FRICS, Director, Center for Urban & Real Estate Management, University of Zurich

Afternoon break


Cities and landscapes as productive natural systems

What are eco-productive regions?  The state of the Alps as example of a shift in values
Carmen de Jong, Professor, Mountain Centre, University of Savoy, France

Urban niches for food security
Hans-Peter Schmidt, Research Director, Delinat Institute, Wallis

City integrated agriculture
Viraj Puri, Partner, Gotham Green LLC, New York

Landscape integrated photovoltaics
Franz Baumgartner, Professor, Zurich University of Applied Science, Winterthur

Chair: Peter Staub, Associate Professor, Institute of Architecture and Planning, University of Liechtenstein


Close of day program

All program elements are subject to change without notice