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In the programming period 2014-2020, INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT (IU) developed the German-Polish cooperation programmes INTERREG V A on behalf of the responsible ministries of the federal states Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg. These programmes in context of the objective “European Territorial Cooperation” of the development fund for regional development (EFRE) were submitted to the European Commission in December 2014. Currently, the final...

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For several years now the “Vogelsbergkreis” is active in the fields of “energy and climate protection”. The “Vogelsbergkreis” can serve as an exemplar and initiator for the development and implementation of climate protection measures in this region. Together with 19 municipalities, the “Vogelsbergkreis” decided to develop an implementation-oriented, integrated energy- and climate protection concept. INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT (IU) together with the...

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INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT developed flood risk management plans for Rhein/Hessian Ried, Weschnitz and Hessian Neckar on behalf of the regional authority Darmstadt. The drafts of these plans were in public consultation in February and March. Now the final versions will be completed by taking the comments into account. The involvement of stakeholders in the plan’s elaboration and public participation was of great importance as stipulated by the...

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The climate protection concept of Wiesbaden was presented at the third citizens’ Forum on Friday, May 8, 2015. With the slogan “Everyone can protect the climate. I’m in!“, the Lord Mayor Sven Gerich and the Mayor Arno Goßmann presented the climate protection concept of the federal state’s capital Wiesbaden. The climate protection concept was developed during the last 16 months and it was now finished by the working group of IWU / INFRASTRUKTUR &...

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INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT explained the measures at regional and local level to the coordinators of the ministries and the state chancellery in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, based on the example of the area called “Küste Vorpommern / Usedom”. Besides the measures agreed with the stakeholders, resulting from the planning process, barriers in implementing were presented and ideas for supporting the implementation were discussed.

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During two years the course has been set for the conversion of former military properties.

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After each new flood the question arises, how far the measures and projects, taken after previous floods, prevented damages and what was improved. On behalf of “Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung” (“Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning”), INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT has examined this question in the project LABEL-x-tra. The funding was provided by the federal programme of transnational cooperation of the “Bundesministerium für Verkehr...

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In April 2015 the municipal action plan for adaptation to climate change for the Albanian capital Tirana was completed by INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT funded by GIZ (German Corporation for International Cooperation). Furthermore the action plan was handed over to the political bodies to decide on. Especially stakeholders of the city administration and of municipal companies developed the action plan. These stakeholders are also responsible for...

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INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT (IU) develops the Flood Risk Management Plan (FRM-Plan) for the German part of the international river basin Oder, on behalf of the Federal States Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, as well as the Free State of Saxony. The draft of the plan has been prepared in close collaboration with the clients in the first quarter of 2015. Since 22 April, the plan is in the process of public consultation. For Flood Risk Management...

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In the estuary area of the Drin River, water from numerous Balkan States flows together and causes regularly considerable flooding in the Delta. Inhabitants and institutions want to cooperate to take precautions against flood damage. On behalf of GIZ and the responsible Albanian ministries of agriculture and environment, INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT has developed flood risk management plans for eight municipalities and a region comprising the area...

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On March 12, 2015 the council of experts met for the second time to continue the further development of the concept on energy and climate protection of “Lahn-Dill-Kreis” (“Lahn-Dill county”).

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The Future Cities project involved city regions in north-west Europe working together to develop ways of adapting urban development to cope with the demands of climate change. Following 7 years of fruitful cooperation, the project has now come to a close, but it has left its mark in the form of various successful examples of urban redevelopment and participatory processes. The Future Cities Compass – a computer-supported planning and evaluation...

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Following a decision by the government of Baden-Württemberg, the Federal State’s draft flood risk management plans will be made available for viewing by the public between 22 December 2014 and 22 June 2015.

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Local council leader Heinz Schreiber wants the Lahn-Dill energy and climate plan to give people a renewed sense of purpose. He made this clear on Thursday 4 December 2014 at the Johanneum school in Herborn where around 50 members of the public and representatives from politics, administration and the local economy had come together to see the official launch of the Lahn-Dill energy and climate plan and to hear about the aims, progress and initial...

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“Planning is the foundation – successful implementation is the result,” was the message from Johannes Remmel, the Environment Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, during the second symposium dealing with the implementation of the Flood Risk Management Directive in North Rhine-Westphalia, held on 19 November 2014 in Essen.

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On 14 and 15 October 2014, a two-day conference was held under the title "Space without Boundaries" at the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) in Berlin, bringing to a worthy close the Spatial Planning Demonstration Projects (MORO) “competition for model German-Polish cooperation projects”. The event was attended by over 200 stakeholders from Germany, Poland and the wider European level. The first day of the...

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A regional workshop on 3 November 2014 marks the start of stakeholder participation in the development of the Vorpommern Coast / Usedom flood risk management plan. In connection with this, INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT is providing support for the Central Mecklenburg State Office for Agriculture and the Environment (StALU MM) as it implements the Flood Risk Management Directive in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

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On 24 September 2014, under commission from the Saxony State Ministry of the Interior, INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT organised the closing conference of the CENTRAL EUROPE City Regions Project on the theme “The Positioning of City Regions within European Strategies” in Albrechtsberg Palace, Dresden. The event was moderated by Dr Jürgen Neumüller and offered more than 100 participants from Germany, Poland, Austria, Italy and Croatia the opportunity to...

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On 29 September 2014, as part of a congress devoted to “Our Neckar – from the Vision to the Reality”, INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT presented the findings of an evaluation of the renaturation of the Zaber-Neckar confluence in Lauffen am Neckar.

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“If this were IU’s silver wedding anniversary – I wouldn’t have regretted a single day!” remarked Professor Dr Hans Reiner Böhm on the occasion of the IU 25 year celebration on 11 September 2014. Under the title “25 Years of IU – we’re looking to the future!“, INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT celebrated together with over 150 former and current associates in Griesheim. The Mayor of Griesheim, Mrs Gabriele Winter, took the opportunity to welcome IU and...

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