The Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning

Publication Zero carbon cities - between wishful thinking and reality

Editor: BBSR Series: Informationen zur Raumentwicklung (IzR) Issue: 5/6.2012 Published: May 2012 Language: German / English

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André Müller ( ),
Dr. Karl Peter Schön

Four articles are in English.


André Müller, Karl Peter Schön
CO2 reduction - urban challenges and strategies

Ivo Krings
The "realisation" of the climate-neutral city - when utopia and reality collide

Manfred Hegger, Joost Hartwig
The CO2-free city: goal, balance area, transferability

Maja Berghausen
Hamburg - ways to the climate-friendly and CO2-neutral large city. How can urban restructuring succeed?

Susanne Hutter von Knorring, Klaus Illigmann
Climate protection in the state capital Munich

Martin Haag, Babette Köhler
Freiburg im Breisgau: sustainable urban development with tradition and future

Thomas Marshall
Lyon Confluence: from smart grid to smart community? - Article in English

Øystein Leonardsen
The quest for carbon neutrality in Copenhagen - Article in English

Harald Kegler
The US-American approach for CO2-free cities

Thomas Marshall, André Müller
Masdar City - CO2 free living in the desert? - Article in English

Nikolaus Goetze, Fanny Hoffmann-Loss
Lingang New City - port city of the global metropolis Shanghai.Trial area for al low-carbon development in China

Roseanne Diab, Debra Roberts
Towards a low carbon city: the case of Durban - Article in English

André Müller, Lars Porsche, Karl Peter Schön
On the way to zero carbon cities - what we might learn from others and what others might get to know from us

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