Climate as a Design Challenge (November 24)

Poster: Climate as a Design Challenge

Poster: Climate as a Design Challenge, © Campus OWL New York Office


We want to discuss how climate change influences the mindset of architecture and urban design students and their understanding of climate change as a design challenge.

The Campus OWL New York Office, the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts, the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New York invite you to a live web-talk on: Climate as a Design Challenge

There is no doubt about climate change and the negative effects on the urban habitat. It’s not an abstract concept or notion anymore, but a perceivable reality that has a huge impact on the way urban designers and landscape architects and architects have to design future cities. Hotter temperatures, heavy rain events, rising sea levels can be seen as a threat but also as a design challenge. How do universities contribute to this challenge in their urban design studios? How do students contribute to the complexity of climate change and climate adaptivity? What are their game-changing ideas and design solutions for cities to tackle climate issues? How do young professionals integrate nature-based solutions for climate resilience? And how will the design process in urban planning change facing the current challenges?


Prof. Kathrin Volk Professor of Landscape Architecture and Design

Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture

OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Prof. Kaja Kühl

Adjunct Associate Professor Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Marc Rieser

B.Eng. OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts

M.Sc. TH Köln/University of Applied Sciences

Einat Lubliner

B.Arch. Technion—Israel Institute of Technology

M.Sc. Columbia University GSAPP


Benjamin Bergner

Program Officer

1014 - space for ideas

For more Information visit Dwih-newyork/climate-as-a-design-challenge

Location & Time:

Tuesday, November 24, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ES

Location: The web-talk will be held on Webex.

Please RSVP by November 23 by filling out the Webex event form. You will receive a confirmation email with the join link for the day of the Event.

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