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October 04 2022, 1.30 pm (CET) | Lecture online; October 04 2022, 7.00 pm (CET) | Book Launch

Urban Energy Landscapes Research Network

Lecture 1:30pm (CET): 
Berlin Energy Supply Landscapes - David Bauer, Elke Beyer

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MEETING ID: 430 286 0376
PASSCODE: 473743

Book Launch 7:00pm (CET):
Klimapolis Vol. 1&2 - Sascha Roesler, Madlen Kobi et al.


In view of both the climate crisis and the new geopolitics emerging, future energy landscapes will — and must — undergo dramatic change. The UEL research network promotes the notion of "urban energy landscape“ as a conceptual tool and method for challenging the current ideas of energy as a cheap and abundant resource for architecture and urban planning. Beyond self-sufficiency buildings, the UEL research network centers on a multifaceted, spatial and relational understanding of what constitutes energy landscapes. The conditions and constraints of historical change, current challenges and possibilities, and social and environmental imaginaries of energy transition and the city are being explored. What is the impact and agency of architecture and urban design to support alternative energy sources and to implement fundamental changes in the material cultures of energy use? The UEL research network emphasizes the need for new architectural and urban thinking and action, for energy conservation, alternatives in heating and cooling, and power generation that integrates technical systems and ecological processes. Moreover, new notions of energy communities are needed for the project of an equitable, just and sustainable transition.

Urban Energy Landscapes Research Network

Coordinated by Sascha Roesler (USI Mendrisio), Kim Förster (University of Manchester), Elke Beyer (TU Berlin)

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