Discussion series: „Ideen-Forum Nachhaltige Stadt“
The first “Ideas Forum Sustainable City” starts with three selected ideas from the first call. We would like to thank all those who submitted* – all entries were of high quality and will be considered for the selection of the next forums. On June 25th, Oliver Schruoffeneger (District Councillor for Urban Development, Building and the Environment) and Robert K. Huber (moderator; BHR OX / zukunftsgeraeusche GbR) will discuss in a live stream with guests – representatives of the bicycle associations ADFC, Changing Cities and Fahrradfreundliches Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf – about the ideas: “Radschnellweg 100”, presented by Gunnar Thöle, “Pocket Hero” presented by Eduardo Cabrera and Mona Lüders and an educational project for the development of pictograms in public space submitted by Marula Di Como, Florencia Young and Natalia Laube who, together with the association Migrantas, are developing a visual language of migration.
After the first Ideas Forum Sustainable City with three selected project ideas, the second call is starting – submit your ideas for the second Ideas Forum in September from now until 31 August 2020. The district office of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf and BHR OX bauhaus reuse are asking for innovative concepts that can contribute to sustainable development in the district. A selection of the submitted projects will be discussed live with representatives of district politics and guests. The “Sustainable City Ideas Forum” is a direct dialogue platform that takes place once a quarter as an event at BHR OX bauhaus reuse on Ernst-Reuter-Platz and/or is broadcast LIVE on the internet on Zoom, YouTube and Facebook.
After the call is before the call: until 31 August 2020 you can now submit your ideas online for the second Ideas Forum in September.
The new discussion series in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf invites committed citizens to suggest innovative ideas and projects for sustainable urban development in the district. The public call, open to all citizens who want to present their ideas for the district of urban policy, is issued four times a year. Interesting projects will be selected from all submitted concepts, which will be presented at the Ideas Forum and discussed with representatives of the district city council. The Ideas Forum is open to the public and takes place on a quarterly basis at BHR OX bauhaus reuse on Ernst-Reuter-Platz.
Citizen participation is not one-way. It is not unusual that innovative developments for a sustainable city emerge from ideas and debates, which originate from civic involvement.
Instead of relying exclusively on the citizens to make these ideas heard through submissions and inquiries, the District Office for Urban Development, Building and Environment will in future take the opposite approach and inquire directly with its citizens:
Do you have ideas that can contribute to sustainable development in the district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, whether in the socio-cultural, ecological or economic field – or ideally in all three areas jointly? Have you already formulated your idea, potentially discussed it passionately with your comrades-in-arms friends or colleagues and would you like to introduce it into the urban policy discourse?
The Ideas Forum for a Sustainable City will offer a direct and immediate platform for dialogue in the future. Once a quarter, the event will take place on Ernst-Reuter-Platz, in the temporary urban lab and transdisciplinary centre BHR OX bauhaus reuse.
The conditions for participation are very simple. The ideas must:
- must correspond to the objectives of sustainable urban development (link: Agenda 21),
- be located in the district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf,
- and have a realistic implementation reference.
The ideas must be submitted in advance – see below – and be formulated in such a way that these criteria can be checked beforehand. A selection of the submitted concepts will be given the opportunity in each forum to be presented and discussed with representatives from the district council. All other submissions that meet the above criteria will be shown in an exhibition. No financial funding is associated with the selection.