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Lessons from Tubingen, Germany

  • Thursday, June 27, 2013
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • AADL Multipurpose Room, 343 South Fifth Ave, Ann Arbor

Lessons from Tubingen, Germany

June 27, 2013 AADL Multipurpose Room 7pm

Note: This is a rescheduled date due to a mechanical failure at AADL on the original April 25th presentation date

Last summer a delegation of architects, urban planners, and interested citizens visited Tubingen Germany to learn about “Architecture and Sustainable Urban Development,” in a trip co-sponsored by Huron Valley AIA and the Tubingen-Ann Arbor Sister City Partnership.  Tubingen, a college town built along the river Neckar, has many similarities to Ann Arbor.  Although they operate under different regulations, their achievements gave participants ideas of goals to strive for in their own planning efforts. Concepts noted included a well-defined and protected historic core complete with a pedestrian zone; sustainability requirements including green roofs and solar collection panels;  the adaptive reuse and infill housing  of the building cooperatives.   Side trips to Stuttgart and the Swabian Alps were also instructive as well a fun.   Come see a power point of trip highlights presented by some of the participants including: Anne Cox, Celeste Novak, Janis Bobrin, and Grace Shackman.

Attendees can earn 1 LU learning unit.

Punting on the River Neckar – June 2012  (Photo credit: Carolyn Melchers)

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