Key recommendations for new residential construction to ensure a high environmental quality and quality of life
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lamia Messari-Becker, member of the Council of Experts on Environmental Issues and professor of building technology and building physics at the University of Siegen opens the 11th Müller-BBM expert discussions in Berlin
More than 100 participants from authorities, municipalities, plant operators and consulting companies met for a two-day expert meeting on 16th and 17th September 2019 in Berlin for another intensive exchange of expertise concerning the current state of immission control in planning and licensing practice with practice-oriented lectures.
In her opening speech, Lamia Messari-Becker presented the inner development of cities from various perspectives. The request of the Council of Experts to think in the long term with regard to residential construction was substantiated by profound expertise from her own long-term practical experience in planning and teaching.
She described the current conflict situations in urban development, in particular the field of tension between use of space and resources against the creation of affordable new residential space, as „Challenge and chance at the same time“ and illustrated this with the key recommendations of the Council of Experts to ensure a high environmental quality and quality of life in growing cities. The recommendations of the council address, among other things, the issue of a flexible and efficient use of space, strategies of standardization and waste prevention in buildings and climate adaptation.
For two days, the participants obtained information on current issues of immission control as well as future changes in the dialogue forum of the expert discussions with lectures on urban land-use planning, noise control, air pollution control and a lot of time for discussions. Contributions were made, among others, by Thorsten Tonndorf (Senate Administration for Urban Development and Housing, Berlin), Dr. Mathias Hellriegel LL.M. (Malmendier Partners, Berlin), Stefan Mundt (Department for Urban Development and Housing, Hamburg), Dr. Georg Hünnekens (Baumeister Attorneys, Münster), Dr. Helmar Hentschke (HSA Attorneys, Potsdam), Torsten Moczigemba (Saxon State Office for the Environment, Agriculture and Geology, Dresden), Dr. Martin Spieler (AVR Attorneys, Munich) and Dr. Martin Ruhrberg (BDEW, Berlin) as well as Rolf Rafflenbeul (Rafflenbeul Anlagenbau, Langen).
The next Müller-BBM expert discussions will take place on 18th/19th March 2020 in Munich.