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Lecture series ueber.morgen

The sponge city: a model for the future of urban development




13 March 2024
08:30 to 10:00 a.m.


Mayfarthstraße 15
60314 Frankfurt am Main

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The purpose of sponge cities is to absorb and store as much rainwater as possible on site instead of simply letting it run off. This helps to reduce flooding during heavy rainfall events in our densely built-up cities, improves the urban climate and increases the resilience of entire urban ecosystems, which is particularly important in the wake of the climate and biodiversity crisis.

We would be delighted to give you some exciting insights into this concept as part of our ueber.morgen lecture series. You are cordially invited to attend. Using successful practical examples, we will present a wide range of measures for buildings and infrastructures and explain the opportunities and potential they offer to make our cities more liveable. Come and join us.


  • Rudi Scheuermann - Arup Fellow & Director


  • Jeremy Anterola - Landscape architect and expert for green and
    blue infrastructure, Arup

  • Andrea Gebhard - Partner mahl-gebhard-konzepte,
    landscape architect and urban planner


The event will be held in German. You can register here until 11 March.

If you have any questions, contact Francie Möller: [email protected] or +49 30 885 910-95.