"Cooperation" is the theme of the 5th bdla Designer Days, which will be held in Berlin on November 13 and 14, 2023.
News · 07. August 2023
Results of the Environmental Awareness Study 2022 by the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUV).
The Environmental Awareness Study 2022, published by the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUV), shows that protecting the environment and climate remains an important issue for people in Germany. A very clear majority also supports the environmentally and climate-friendly restructuring of the German economy. However, it is important to the respondents that the transformation takes place in a socially responsible manner and that particularly affected regions receive targeted support.
News · 03. August 2023
As part of the Natural Climate Action Program (ANK), two funding measures were launched in mid-July.
News · 24. July 2023
On July 18, 2023, the Federal Administrative Court declared a development plan (outdoor development for housing without environmental assessment) drawn up in the procedure pursuant to Section 13b of the German Building Code (BauGB) to be invalid.
News · 20. July 2023
Business expectations among architects very restrained
In the period from May 15 to June 16, 2023, the state chambers of architects surveyed their self-employed and employed members online about the economic situation and other professional policy issues. A total of 15,659 chamber members responded.
News · 17. July 2023
Government draft for a Climate Adaptation Act presented by the Federal Environment Ministry passed on 13.7.2023.
The Act creates for the first time a strategic framework for precautionary climate adaptation at all administrative levels in Germany. Cities and municipalities are particularly affected when it comes to concrete precautions for the consequences of the climate crisis. Therefore, this bill is intended to mandate the states to ensure systematic and comprehensive climate adaptation strategies in the states and climate adaptation concepts for the areas of municipalities and districts. At the same time, the bill commits the federal government to pursue a precautionary climate adaptation strategy with measurable goals in the future.
News · 17. July 2023
At the end of June 2023, the expected report was officially handed over to Environment Minister Steffi Lemke and Health Minister Prof. Karl Lauterbach. The central message is that environmental and health issues should be considered together more consistently by politicians.
News · 12. July 2023
On June 16, 2023, the Bundesrat (upper house of the German parliament) approved by a majority an ordinance of the federal government which, by amending the public procurement ordinance, will presumably result in almost all public planning tasks having to be awarded according to the rules of EU law in the future. The planners' associations have already developed a critical position paper on this in March 2023, which the bdla has co-signed along with the BAK, BIngK, BDA and SRL, among others.
News · 12. July 2023
On June 30, 2023, the jury selected the winners of the 27th national competition "Our Village has a Future" of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). The "Gold Villages" are: Bliesmengen-Bolchen, Fredersdorf (Potsdam-Mittelmark district), Huglfing, Kirchboitzen, Marbeck, Meinheim and Mensfelden.
They impressed with outstanding civic commitment, exemplary ideas and innovative concepts to develop their villages to be future-proof and resilient. They each receive prize money of €15,000. In addition, nine villages were honored with silver (€10,000 prize money) and six villages with bronze (€5,000 prize money).
News · 11. July 2023
The German government has already launched a number of legal initiatives with regard to climate adaptation and climate protection. The recently published draft for a federal climate adaptation law is a step in the right direction. The bdla is now taking the upcoming amendment of the Building Code as an opportunity to formulate essential elements for a climate-adapted urban planning law.
News · 29. June 2023