Symposium Sustainability and Climate Adaptation in Landscape Architecture. October 7, 2022

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The AG Klimaschutz of the bdla Bavaria organizes on 07.10.2022 a symposium on sustainability and climate adaptation in landscape architecture - Current status quo and goals of further development.

The conference will take place in hybrid form: live at FRANZI - a MUCBOOK CLUBHAUS in Munich, alternatively participation via zoom is possible.

© Andreas Rockinger © Markus Schäf

© Andreas Rockinger © Markus Schäf

The conference is divided into five thematic blocks, each with 2 - 3 short presentations and a subsequent discussion round.

The detailed program and the registration form can be found below.

Topic blocks

  • Status quo in landscape architecture and climate adaptation
  • CO2 consumption in landscape architecture
  • Urban trees in climate change
  • Sustainability through participation
  • Ecology and redensification


10.00 - 10.30 a.m.

  • Greeting - Markus Schäf, Chairman of the AG Klimaschutz bdla Bayern
  • Greeting - Dr. Johannes Gnädinger, 1. chairman bdla Bavaria
  • Presentation of the 16 principles for sustainable landscape architecture - AG Klimaschutz bdla Bayern

10.30 a.m. - 11.40 a.m.
Topic block 1: Status quo in landscape architecture and climate adaptation

  • Statement on the current situation - Susanne Gerstberger, Faculty of Architecture, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Greeting - Andrea Gebhard, among others President of the Federal Chamber of Architects
  • Franz Damm, Member of the Board of the Bavarian Chamber of Architects
  • Irene Burkhardt, Member of the Board bdla / Head of AG Klima bdla
  • Discussion: S. Gerstberger, F. Damm, I. Burkhardt and Dr. J. Gnädinger

11.40 - 12.40 p.m.
Topic block 2: CO2 consumption in landscape architecture

  • Strategy for CO2 reduction in Munich - Christine Kugler, Department for Climate and Environmental Protection (RKU) of the City of Munich (Chair)
  • CO2 balance of building materials, CO2 reduction in landscape architecture - Monika Pfaffelhuber, landscape architect
  • Discussion: R. Kugler and members of the AG Klimaschutz bdla Bayern

12.40 - 13.10: Lunch break

13.10 - 14.30
Topic block 3: Urban trees in climate change

  • Effects of climate change on urban trees - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Swantje Duthweiler, Weihenestephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences
  • Green planning in times of climate change: climate trees from an ecological point of view, which trees does the city need? - Katrin Kaltofen, The natural garden planners
  • Tree and space: replacement plantings and climate trees on occupied areas - Dr. Ulrich Uehlein, Untere Naturschutzbehörde der LH München, landscape architect
  • Discussion: K. Kaltofen, Prof. S. Duthweiler, Dr. U. Uehlein

14.30 - 15.20
Topic block 4: Sustainability through participation

  • Presentation of Green City and funding program of the City of Munich for greening buildings and facades, roofs and backyards - Wolfgang Heidenreich, Landscape Architect
  • ActNow! Designing sustainable transformation processes - Florian Otto, landscape architect, office bauchplan ).( Munich, Vienna, Cologne
  • Discussion

15:20 - 15:40: Coffee break

15.40 - 17.00
Topic block 5: Ecology and redensification

  • Green planning in the face of climate change. Sustainable native green on ground and roofs - Dr. Reinhard Witt, Regensburg
  • Opportunities for upgrading and climate adaptation for existing neighborhoods through redensification - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Pauleit, TU Munich
  • Discussion: Dr. R. Witt, Prof. S. Pauleit and Dr. J. Gnädinger
  • Picture series: Positive examples from practice, statements from planners on sustainability - moderated by Katja Aufermann / AG Klimaschutz bdla Bayern

Moderation: AG Klimaschutz of the bdla Bavaria - Katja Aufermann, Mechthild v. Puttkamer, Andreas Rockinger, Markus Schäf

Best practice examples for the above picture series can be submitted by mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until September 30. A template (PowerPoint file) can be found document here (18.01 MB) .

Date: Friday, 07.10.2022
Duration of the event: 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m., with conclusion until approx. 6.00 p.m.
Location: FRANZI - a MUCBOOK CLUBHAUS. Schwanthaler road 57, Munich (station quarter)
Note: In the FRANZI guest currently the exhibition of Green City and bdla Bavaria to begrünten courtyards. In addition starting from 01.10. an exhibition of the department for climate and environmental protection (RKU) of the LH Munich will be to be seen to the climatic autumn.

Organizer: bdla Bavaria, in co-operation with Green City registered association.

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