In 2014, the motto of the Urban Leader Forum is “Building Healthy Places”. More than 200 representatives from the civic and private sector will meet at HafenCity University to discuss sustainable urban development and latest trends. National participants include Hamburg’s First Mayor Olaf Scholz, Hamburg’s chief architect Prof Jörn Walter, Prof Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg, Chief Executive Officer of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH, Prof Dr Johannes Busmann, editor-in-chief of polis – Magazine for Urban Development, Franz-Josef Hoeing, Councillor of the City of Cologne, Jürgen Fenk, Chairman ULI Germany & Member of the Boar as well as Dr Ing Walter Pelka, host and President of HafenCity University. In addition, ULI welcomes at the forum its world president Patrick L. Phillips, Dr Agis D. Tsouros, Director of the Division of Policy for Health and Wellbeing WHO; Olle Zetterberg, CEO of Stockholm Business Region, Greg Clark, Senior Fellow ULI Europe, and Rui Ramos Pinto Coelho, Executive Director InvestLisboa from Lisbon.
Building Healthy Places
In July 2013, ULI launched its global Building Healthy Places initiative – an initiative designed to shape the built environment to benefit the health of people, communities and urban areas. How can the places where we live and work better promote health? As societies age and change, how can new approaches to real estate and community add more economic and social value? Are health-focused approaches to real estate the next big wave of development? These are some of the central questions pursued by the initiative. With research and publications, convenings, and advisory activities, ULI uses the power of its global networks to shape projects and places that improve the health of people and communities.
ULI Germany Leadership Award
The ULI Leadership Awards have been presented annually since 2005. This year, the awards were granted as following:
• Urban Planning/Administration: Prof Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg, CEO, HafenCity Hamburg GmbH
• Real Estate Industry:Prof Dr Stephan Bone-Winkel, Chairman, BEOS AG
• Lifetime Achievement: Prof Jörg Schlaich, founder and partner, Schlaich Bergermann und Partner
• Young Leader: Daniel Reichwein, project manager, Hines Immobilien GmbH
• Special Prize: Max Hollein, director, Städel Museum Frankfurt
Symbol plant of the award is the Gingko. The German “Tree of the Year” has named the living Chinese fossil a memorial for environmental protection and peace, and the tree of the millennium. ULI plants the tree in garden and parks of the winners.
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