Veröffentlicht am: 16. Februar 2017

Panacea Green Infrastructure? Multidimensional Contributions to Competitive and Livable Metropolitan Regions in Europe

  • Thursday – Friday, February 16th-17th, 2017
  • Atlantic Congress Hotel Essen, Norbertstr. 2a, 45131 Essen, Germany

The conference addresses the multiple functions of green infrastructure in the sustainable transformation of cities. It aims to critically reflect the planning and implementation of green infrastructure in cities and regions across Europe.
Particular attention is paid to the long-term management of green infrastructure at the background of recent economic trends in spatial development on the one hand and new approaches of participation and empowerment on the other. Thus, the conference contributes to introduce the concept of green infrastructure into political debates based on a critical review of conceptual discussions as well as planning practice.


Thursday, February 16th

09:00 Uhr
Registration & Welcome

09:30 Uhr
Uta Hohn, Ruhr-University Bochum, Stefan Siedentop, ILS – Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development

10:00 Uhr
Zur Bedeutung der Grünen Infrastruktur für das Land Nordrhein-Westfalen
Johannes Remmel, Ministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Landwirtschaft, Natur- und Verbraucherschutz NRW

10:30 Uhr
Green Infrastructure as Panacea: Principles, Terminology and the Coalition of Ideas
Ian Mell, University of Manchester

11:00 Uhr
Coffee Break

11:30 Uhr
Strategische Planung und Umsetzung Grüner Infrastruktur
Simone Raskob, City of Essen

12:00 Uhr
Strategische und konzeptionelle Freiraumplanung der Stadt Zürich – Planungsziele und Umsetzung in den letzten 40 Jahren
Daniel Keller, StadtLandschaft GmbH

12:30 Uhr
Strategic Planning of Urban Nature in Copenhagen
Rikke Hedegaard Christensen, City of Copenhagen

13:00 Uhr

14:30 Uhr
Parallel Sessions

Session 1: Social and Health Dimensions of Green Infrastructure
Chair: Thomas Claßen, NRW Centre for Health
Co-Chair: Richard Mitchell, University of Glasgow

  1. Nicola Dempsey & Anna Jorgensen, University of Sheffield
    Improving Wellbeing through Urban Nature (IWUN): a Live Participatory Research Project in Sheffield, UK
  2. Nadja Kabisch, Dagmar Haase, Humboldt University Berlin and Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig & Matilda Annerstedt van den Bosch, University of British Columbia
    Adding Natural Spaces to Social Indicators of Intra-Urban Health Inequalities Among Children: a Case Study from Berlin, Germany
  3. Thomas Kistemann, Institute for Hygiene and Public Health, University of Bonn
    Do Blue Spaces Contribute to Urban Dwellers’ Health and Wellbeing?

Session 2: Economic Dimensions of Green infrastructure
Chair: Karsten Rusche, ILS – Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development
Co-Chair: Tom Wild, University of Sheffield

  1. Karina Pallagst, Patricia Hammer, University of Kaiserslautern & José Vargas- Hernández, University of Guadalajara
    The Role of Green Innovation Areas in Revitalizing German and Mexican Cities – from Contested Spaces to Economic Resurgence?
  2. Harald Zepp, Ruhr-University Bochum
    Regional Green Belts in the Ruhr: A Planning Concept Revisited in View of Urban Ecosystem Services
  3. Wim Timmermans, Wageningen University and Research Center, Tom Wild, University of Sheffield & Michaela Hordijk, University of Amsterdam
    Potential Economic Co-Benefits from Nature-Based-Solution Approaches in Cities

15:45 Uhr
Coffee Break

16:00 Uhr
Parallel Sessions

Session 3: Ecological Dimensions of Green Infrastructure
Chair: Stefanie Rößler, IÖR – Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development
Co-Chair: Wiebke Klemm, Wageningen University and Research Center

  1. Rieke Hansen, Werner Rolf, Emily Rall & Stephan Pauleit, Technical University of Munich
    Strategies for Developing Urban Green Infrastructure – Lessons from Case Studies
  2. Martina Artmann, Karsten Grunewald, Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, Dresden & Olaf Bastian, State Capital of Dresden
    How to Deal With the Dilemma of Compact Green Cities by Using the Concepts of Ecosystem Services and Green Infrastructure – a Guideline for Landscape Planning
  3. Helen E. Hoyle, University of Sheffield
    “Not in Their Front Yard” The Opportunities and Challenges of Introducing Perennial Urban Meadows: a Local Authority Stakeholder Perspective

Session 4: Governance/Long-Term Management Dimensions of Green Infrastructure
Chair: Nicola Dempsey, University of Sheffield
Co-Chair: Mario Reimer, ILS – Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development

  1. Alice Franchina, University of Palermo, Alister Scott, Northumbria University & Claudia Carter, Birmingham City University
    Changing the Nature of GI City Governance in Birmingham: A Policy and Practice Evaluation
  2. Magdalena Ciepielewska, University of Lodz
    Institutional Barriers Preventing Access to Urban Green and Blue Infrastructure
  3. Nită Mihai Răzvana, Gavrilidis Athanasios Alexandru, Onose Diana Andreea, Badiu Denisa Lavinia & Nastase Irina Iulia, University of Bucharest – Centre for Environmental Research and Impact Studies
    Strategies and Perceptions in Planning for Urban Green Infrastructures in Romania

17:15 Uhr
Coffee Break

17:30 Uhr
Panel Discussion
chaired by Andreas Kipar, KLA kiparlandschaftsarchitekten GmbH

19:00 Uhr
Dinner Speech: Strategic Potential of Green Infrastructure: A Regional Perspective
Michael Schwarze-Rodrian, Regionalverband Ruhr

Friday, February 17th

09:30 Uhr
Field Trips

15:00 Uhr
End of Conference

The conference is accepted as further training by the Architektenkammer Nordrhein-Westfalen (AKNW) for its members. Taking part in the two-day programme converts into 7 lessons on your account.



  • ILS – Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development, Brüderweg 22-24, D-44135 Dortmund

Contact / Information

  • Mario Reimer

Registration / Organisation

  • Julia Risse
    Phone: +49(0) 231 90 51 154
    Fax: +49(0) 231 90 51 155

The conference fee is 100 €.
The number of participants is limited. Registrations will be taken into account according to the order of the payments. If your registration cannot be considered, you will be notified.

Please transfer the amount until February 5th, 2017 at the latest, stating your name and the keyword „Panacea 2017“ into the following bank account:

  • ILS gGmbH
    IBAN: DE71 4405 0199 0001 1508 20
    Sparkasse Dortmund

The registration becomes effective as soon as the conference fee is paid. You then receive a binding confirmation of your registration. The conference fee will be refunded in case of cancellation of registration until February 5th, 2017. After that, a refund is no longer possible.


Atlantic Congress Hotel Essen
Norbertstr. 2a
D-45131 Essen
Phone: +49(0) 201 94 62 80


By public transport:
At the central station “Essen Hauptbahnhof” take the tram 101, 107 or 108 to “Martinstraße”, then take the shuttle bus or bus 142 to “Messe Ost/Gruga”.

By Car
Close to the Atlantic Congress Hotel there are several parking lots of the trade-fair Essen. They can be used for a low fee.

Flyer (PDF-Datei, 2,0 MB)

Aktualisiert am: 24. August 2021