Caspar Schmitz-Morkramer at the Innenstadtgipfel Wiesbaden
Ideas for revitalizing the city
  • Date

    July 1-2, 2021, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

  • Location

    RheinMain CongressCenter (RMCC) and via digital live stream

  • Speakers

    International experts from trade, administration and politics as well as local city stakeholders, including:

    Caspar Schmitz-Morkramer

    David Sim (Gehl Architects)

    Jan Knikker (MVRDV)

    Jürgen Engel (KSP Engel)

    Raphael Gielgen (vitra)

    Paul Bauwens-Adenauer (Bauwens)

    Rudi Scheuermann (ARUP)

On July 1 – 2, 2021, the City of Wiesbaden will be hosting a City Center Colloquium at the RheinMain CongressCenter (RMCC) under the banner #RevivalCity. Both days will be devoted to fresh ideas and concepts for revitalizing the city. Participants will include renowned international experts from trade, administration, and politics, as well as local city stakeholders who will present best practices to provide momentum. The focus will also be on exemplary projects as well as the changed attitudes of citizens towards their own city centers and the offerings and “quality of stay” that these city centers provide.

Caspar Schmitz-Morkramer will also be among the invited speakers. On July 1 at about 2:45 p.m., in the context of a lecture he presents the new lab report “Retail in Transition – Verkaufswelten im Umbruch”. Written from the perspective of an architect and urban planner, the report features a brief, systematic analysis and new insights supporting a return to humane and livable city centers in which retail trade also plays an important part.

Dr. Oliver Franz, Wiesbaden’s Mayor and Economic Affairs Officer, has already extended a welcome to all participants and described the program of the City Center Colloquium: “We want to discuss the trends that will already be shaping city centers in the near future. This requires that we bring together those people who recommend and implement solutions. Because many problems are not strictly local and affect most inner cities, we need to discuss the role of the city center – with reference to the specific example of Wiesbaden, when appropriate – and combine global and local perspectives.”

About Innenstadtgipfel Wiesbaden

Recording of Panel 4