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SDGs and cities


Cities provide solutions to mitigate and adapt to Global Climate Change and also play an important role in implementing the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In order to learn from the past und to reveal the current needs of the implementation of the SDGs, the project aims at analysing the challenges, experiences, success factors and obstacles of previous efforts of a sustainable urban development in German cities.

Within the project scientists and representatives of urban politics and development, will exchange experiences and knowledge. The results of the exchange feed back into the DKN Future Earth working group “Urban Sustaina-bility Transformations” and shall lead to a research agenda, that lists the open research questions.




Prof. Dr. Florian Koch, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Berlin

Dr. Kerstin Krellenberg, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ) Leipzig


Supported by:

Dr. Barbara Malburg-Graf, DKN Geschäftsstelle


Funding period: 2017-2018


Spokesperson and contact:

Prof. Dr. Florian Koch
Immobilienwirtschaft, Schwerpunkt Stadtentwicklung & Smart Cities
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Berlin
E-Mail: Florian.Koch@HTW-Berlin.de

Dr. Kerstin Krellenberg
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ) Leipzig
E-Mail: kerstin.krellenberg@ufz.de



Draft of research agenda



1.Public Event, November 15th 2017, 10 am – 12 am, Wissenschaftszentrum Bonn

2. Stakeholder Workshop, November 15th 2017, 13 pm, Wissenschaftszentrum Bonn (at the invitation of DKN Future Earth)
Download Flyer, Results

3. Round Table Discussion (by invitation), January 17th-18th 2019 (schedule)

Download Call for Abstracts

Download Round Table Discussion Results

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