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Building a new urban resilience

What does Berlin require for tomorrow?

In October 1920, Berlin became one of the largest metropolises in the world literally overnight. 100 years of Greater Berlin - this special anniversary gives cause for appreciation and reflection. Building on the foundation of the numerous experiences and insights gained in 100 years of urban development, this year's conference of the KAS initiative Strong Cities 2030 (SC2030) will look into the future: What does Berlin need for the next years and decades?


Among other things, we ask and discuss these questions:

  • How should future urban development be oriented?
  • What changes do the existing economic, social, societal and political structures need in order to make Berlin resistant, sustainable and future-oriented?
  • How can the exchange between Berlin citizens and Berlin politics be actively shaped?
  • What innovations does Berlin need in order to remain a forward-looking metropolis in 2070?
  • What can Berlin learn from other cities in Europe and abroad?



19:00 Welcome

Tobias Nöfer, Chairman of the Architects and Engineers Association of Berlin, (AIV)


19:05 Introduction

Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and President of the German Bundestag a. D.


19:15 International impulses

King Wang Poon, Head Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC), Singapore University of Technology and Design, Member SC2030 Initiative

Dr. Sebastian Fastenrath, Research Associate at the Chair of Resilient Cities, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne, Member of SC2030 Initiative


19:30 Panel Discussion

Prof. Bernd Albers, winner of the ideas competition Berlin-Brandenburg 2070, founder of Bernd Albers Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH, Chair of Design and Building Construction FH Potsdam

Stefan Evers, Secretary General CDU-Berlin, Parliamentary Secretary CDU-Fraction Berlin, Member SC2030-Initiative

Stefan Richter, Managing Director of the Stiftung Zukunft Berlin

Yara Hoffmann, journalist and presenter


Questions and answers
Audience questions (submitted online)


20:30 Ende der Veranstaltung

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Online-Veranstaltung via Zoom

Alternative venue

Kronprinzenpalais Berlin