Sense the City / Book Launch & Expert Talk on Urban Futures

Sense the City – Exploring the Future with all your Senses /
Book Launch & Expert Talk on Urban Futures

What kind of City of the Future do you wish for? »Sense the City« has used the human senses in search of people’s ideas about the future to create new spaces for thinking and feeling.

In a series of visioning workshops people from different backgrounds and experts from various disciplines explored urban futures of a somewhat different kind. The study has first evaluated these ideas and visions, and has then developed them further sketching out concrete utopias that offer new pathways for the future of urban design and life in cities.
The stories about the city of the future shall inspire, provoke, raise questions and invite people to participate, imitate, and scale up these visions.

Franziska Schreiber, co-author of the study, will discuss urban futures with renowned guests and reflect on how a positive socio-ecological transformation of cities can succeed.

Wednesday, 18 November from 18:00-19:30 CET via Zoom.

Please register here:


Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner
President, Federal Environment Agency

Dr. Jasmin Jossin
Research Associate and Project Manager of “Urban Xtopias”, German Institute of Urban Affairs

Prof. Dr. Harald Heinrichs
Chair of Sustainability and Policy, Leuphana University of Lüneburg

Franziska Schreiber
Researcher and Lecturer, Chair of International Urbanism, University of Stuttgart and Senior Associate, adelphi

Alexander Carius
Founder and Managing Director, adelphi

Elisabeth Mansfeld
Manager Programme Cities, Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft

Guiding Questions:
»How do we develop courageous visions of the future with and for city dwellers?
»How do we organize a discourse about the future in which everyone can participate?
»How do we make cities healthier, more natural, livelier and more communal?
»How do we build, finance and organize cities in a sustainable and climate-neutral way?