Post corona city


RWTH and the city develop perspectives together

City center of Aachen Copyright: © L.Greiner

The city of Aachen was selected as one of 13 cities across Germany for the federally funded project "Post-Corona City: Ideas and Concepts for Resilient Urban Development". An interdisciplinary Aachen science and city team was put together with RWTH Aachen University. A total of 222 applications were received by the National Urban Development Policy - a joint initiative of the federal, state and local governments. The federal government is funding the entire call for projects with 3.5 million euros, of which 350,000 euros will now go to Aachen.
The application from Aachen was successful in the field of “Solidarity in the neighborhood and business in the neighborhood”. Under the title "ACademie for collaborative urban development", the pilot project is now intended to test new approaches to strengthening urban and district structures. In order to make the city center, the heart of Aachen, fit for the future, the project is developing new alliances between business, civil society, politics, administration, researchers and students.

The project is expected to start in May 2021. The first public formats as part of the “ACademie for collaborative urban development” are planned for late summer 2021. The end of the project is currently planned for autumn 2023.

In addition to two professors from the Faculty of Architecture and one professor from the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Prof. Carmella Pfaffenbach represents the Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering in the joint project "Post Corona city".

Further information is available on the website of the city of Aachen.