Environmental Lecture Series wS2324


Cities of Change: Unleashing the Power of Sustainable Solutions

The world is closing in
And did you ever think
What will the future look like?
The future’s in the air, we can feel it everywhere
We’re blowing with the wind of change.
(Adapted from Klaus Meine)

How do you dream about the future? Can you depict what the future of our cities would be? What are current trends in mobility? Will the future be chaotic or sustainable? Will there still be the possibility of a green horizon for cities in the face of climate change?

Each city is unique and so are its challenges in the scenario of ever-increasing population growth. Without any change, mobility will collapse in just a few decades. We need disruptive change that at the same time considers the climate crisis. So, what are the sustainable solutions already at our disposal, and how can we participate in shaping urban centers around us?

In this lecture series, we will uncover some answers to these questions, undoubtedly uncovering more, but smarter questions. We will listen to the wind of change, learning what today’s actions are. We will take you to the magic of the moment, sources of inspiration where the brightest ideas take place. Finally, we will invite you to share your dreams about the future of our cities and together nurture sustainable ideas to enable a better urban space to live in for everyone.

For TUM students interested in earning 1 or 3 ECTS credits

For everybody else

Lectures and events

  • 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Introduction – Environmental Lecture Series
  • From 7:00 pm: Q&A session
  • From 9:00 am – 5:00 pm you can join the Student Club Fair at the Maschinenwesen
  • From 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm you can join a Clothing Swap Party at the Magistrale
  • From 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm the MPIC and the URef will present the importance of sustainability in universities in the lecture hall HS2, “Interims I”.
  • From 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm you can attend a lecture on the special topic Feminist Urban Science in the lecture hall HS2, “Interims I”.

    In this lecture we will cover how urban spaces can be analyzed through a feminist lense. While this lecture includes some bits of theory, it will also feature the perspectives on cities of the research participants Julia worked with in the past. What makes a city liveable for them? How do they use the space?

    Julia Schinnenburg is a Human Geographer interested in all things cities: Politics, infrastructure and most importantly their citizens’ daily lives. In the past she studied how urban youth can be better included in urban planning processes. For her latest research project she looked at how infrastructure affects women in their work. Through her work she hopes to contribute to a more accurate urban theory, that represents the experiences of all people that are present in urban spaces. Finally, we will take a look at applied feminist urban theory in city planning.

  • Bidirectional charging in general and its role as an enabler for e-mobility in the energy system
  • Use cases and the assessment of profitability and CO2 emissions of smart and bidirectional charging from a user perspective
  • Challenges and opportunities of the technology in urban region.
Patrick Vollmuth is a researcher at FfE Munich, PhD Candidate at TUM and Master at RWTH University with background in Mechanical Engineering, Energy Systems and Renewable Energies. His research areas focus on analyzing of integration of flexibilities into the energy system for energy transition, flexibility of electric mobility for system stability and decarbonization.
*** Hybrid mode with the usual Zoom Webinar link (see below in “Location”) but different room: ***

TUM Main Campus
Room: 2750 (Lecture Hall Karl Max v.Bauernfeind) | Floor: 2 | Building: 0507 Bestelmeyer Nord | Arcisstraße 21, 80333 Munich

The presentation investigates the crucial part that mobility hubs might play in transforming urban transportation. In order to improve connection, lessen congestion, and accelerate the development of smarter, greener cities, we explore the integration of diverse transport modes, with a special emphasis on micromobility. Join us on a journey into the transformative potential of mobility hubs and their vital role in the urban mobility landscape. 

Jonathan Gerz is a researcher with primary focus centers on the seamless integration of mobility and energy technologies to enhance urban connectivity, all while minimizing environmental impact. Possessing a background in engineering, his ultimate goal is to harness engineering principles to create more efficient and sustainable urban systems, thereby improving the quality of life in cities worldwide. 

“We do not lack technologies or knowledge for sustainable urban development. We lack speed of implementation”. The lecture outlines transformation paths in various fields of action of urban development, such as housing and mobility, and shows how accelerated implementation can be achieved. 

Anja Bierwirth is head of the research unit Urban Transitions in the research division Energy-, Transport- and Climate Policy at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. She studied architecture in Bremen and Cologne and completed her master studies on environmental sciences at the FernUni Hagen. She worked as an architect and in the field of environmental education. Since 2008 she works at the Wuppertal Institute in the fields of local energy and climate action policy, energy efficiency and sufficiency in buildings and sustainable urban development. 

Hybrid mode:

  • Hochschule München, Hörsaal R1.046 “RoterWürfel”, Lothstraße 64, 80335 München
  • Zoom Meeting-ID: 947 3715 4657
    Passwort: 631726
Foto: Adina Huber

Prof. Dr. Harald Lesch ist Professor für theoretische Astrophysik an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München und einer der bekanntesten Naturwissenschaftler Deutschlands. Er vermittelt seit vielen Jahren der breiten Öffentlichkeit spannendes naturwissenschaftliches Wissen. Er hat zahlreiche Bücher veröffentlicht, in denen er sich neben vielen weiteren Themen intensiv mit unserer Welt von morgen auseinandersetzt. Im ZDF moderiert er unter anderem die beliebte Sendung „Leschs Kosmos“.

Foto: Adina Huber

Prof. Dr. Christian Holler ist Professor für Ingenieurmathematik an der Fakultät für angewandte Naturwissenschaften und Mechatronik, Hochschule München. Zuvor hat er in experimenteller Astrophysik an der Universität Cambridge promoviert und später zu diesen Themen in Oxford geforscht. Seit einigen Jahren beschäftigt er sich intensiv mit erneuerbaren Energien und der öffentlichen Diskussion darüber. Seit 2021 ist er zudem Innovationsprofessor für Lehre, um den interdisziplinären Schwerpunkt Nachhaltigkeit weiter auszubauen und neue Lehrangebote zu schaffen.

Why can’t we afford to live in our cities?

PUSH Documentary and Discussion with AK Wohnen – Advocating for Affordable Student Housing in Munich 

TUM Main Campus
Room: 0980
(AUDIMAX, Siemens-Hörsaal, Auditorium Maximum) | Floor: 0 | Building: 0509 Neubau Innenhof | Arcisstraße 21, 80333 Munich
  • 6:15 pm – 6:35 pm: Foodsharing
  • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Screening of the documentary PUSH in cooperation with DOK.fest
  • From 8:00 pm: Discussion with AK Wohnen

Why can’t we afford to live in our cities? PUSH is a new documentary from award-winning director Fredrik Gertten, investigating why we can’t afford to live in our own cities anymore. Housing is a fundamental human right, a precondition to a safe and healthy life. But in cities all around the world, having a place to live is becoming more and more difficult. Who are the players and what are the factors that make housing one of today’s most pressing world issues? 

Fredrik Gertten, Director is an award-winning director and journalist based in Malmö, Sweden, and owner and manager of the production company WG Film which he founded in 1994. Previously he worked as a foreign correspondent and columnist for radio, TV and press in Africa, Latin America, Asia and around Europe. Today he combines filmmaking with a role as a creative producer at WG Film. Recent films include BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!*, world premiere Sundance 2012, BIKES VS CARS, world premiere SXSW 2015 and BECOMING ZLATAN, world premiere IDFA 2016. His films have met audiences in 100 countries, including leading festivals. In Sweden the sale of FairTrade bananas went from 5 to 50 per cent of the sales after the release of the BANANAS!* films. In October 2017 he was named Honorary Doctor at Malmö University’s Faculty of Culture and Society, for his work as a documentary filmmaker.


The issue of student accommodation affects us all, no matter which university or college we study at in Munich. Housing is not only a basic need, but also a fundamental right that is particularly important for young people in education. Affordable housing creates equal opportunities and equity, allowing students to focus on their education and build a future.

AK Wohnen is a dedicated student initiative working tirelessly to improve the housing situation for Munich’s students. The mission is to have a positive influence on the future of all students in the city. Furthermore, to create a better future and a fairer housing situation in Munich.

Cities are social, cultural, and economic hubs of humankind. In the 21st century, the proportion of humans living in urban areas is expected to surpass 70 % globally. At the same time, urban areas contribute to global warming with 80 % of all carbon dioxide emissions, they cause the overuse and degradation of natural resources and environmental quality in urban areas can be low. Urban nature is increasingly seen as a solution to these problems. Can it really deliver and how should urban areas be transformed into green cities of the future to become healthy places for people and the planet?

The talk will give insights into recent research of the Centre for Urban Nature and Climate Adaptation at TUM, our Urban Forest Research Group, and the newly established Research Training Group “Urban Green Infrastructure – Training Next Generation Professionals for Integrated Urban Planning Research” to address these questions.

Prof. Dr. Stephan Pauleit is a professor of Strategic Landscape Planning and Management at TUM. Urban ecology, the planning and governance of green infrastructure and nature-based solutions, adaptation strategies to climate change in the urban environment, urban forestry, and trees are his main areas of research. 
At present, he is the director of the “Centre for Urban Ecology and Climate Adaptation” at the Technical University of Munich. The Centre has given new insights into integrated strategies for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Decisions about transport and mobility options have had and continue to have a major impact on our society and environment. Motorised transport contributes greatly to the climate crisis and triple public health crises of road injury, physical inactivity and air pollution. In this talk we will explore these links and discuss how can low-carbon transitions in transport link to broader issues of equity and justice in cities. 

Ersilia Verlinghieri is Senior Research Fellow at the Active Travel Academy, University of Westminster and Research Affiliate at the Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford. Her research interests focus on transport governance and planning, with particular emphasis on issues of social and environmental justice in low-carbon mobility transitions, participatory planning and participatory research methodologies. Recent research has focused on working conditions in the cargo bike sector, the governance of transport decarbonisation and the evaluation of social impacts of transport interventions.

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TUM Main Campus –  Room: 1200 (Lecture Hall Carl-von-Linde) | Floor: 1 | Building: 0502 Bestelmeyer Süd | Arcisstraße 21, 80333 Munich

Die Klimakrise ist die größte Bedrohung für unsere Welt, wie wir sie kennen. Wollen wir die Lebensgrund- lagen unserer Kinder bewahren, brauchen wir schon in einer halben Generation eine Energieversorgung ausschließlich auf Basis erneuerbarer Energien. Die Wissenschaft und die Industrie haben für uns die Lösungen entwickelt. Handeln müssen wir alle gemeinsam.

Und wollen wir das Pariser Klimaschutzabkommen mit dem maximal +1,5oC-Ziel noch einhal- ten und die schlimmsten Folgen der Klimakatstrophe vermeiden, brauchen wir in Deutsch- land bereits im Jahr 2035 eine klimaneutrale Energieversorgung. Reicht dazu die Energie von Sonne und Wind aus? Sind Elektroautos wirklich umweltfreundlich? Was bringt das Wärmeplanungs- und das Gebäude-Energie-Gesetz? Und die viel gepriesenen Wärme- pumpen? Ist Wasserstoff wirklich der Heilsbringer – wie politisch behauptet? Was können wir selber tun, unsere Lebensgewohnheiten – nicht nur bei der Energienutzung – zu ändern, auch wenn es nicht leichtfällt? Das sind die Eingangsfragen.

Deutschland versagt beim Klimaschutz: Die Energiekrise hat zu keinen nennenswerten Minderungen der Kohlendioxidemissionen geführt. Sind schon die gesetzlichen Treibhausgas-Reduktionsziele der Bundesregierung deutlich zu matt, so werden sie ja auch Jahr für Jahr nicht erreicht – dabei hält die Bundesregierung ihre eigenen Gesetze nicht ein! Auf FDP-Druck hat das Bundeskabinett mit einem „Klimagesetz für Klima- verschmutzer“ (Quaschning) das Aufweichen des Klimaschutz-Gesetz beschlossen – welches aufgrund des seinerzeitigen „Klimaschutz-Urteils“ des Bundesverfassungsgerichts, April 2021, gerade erst verschärft werden musste. Weil der Bundesverkehrsminister im Verkehrssektor nicht wirk- lich Treibhausgase reduzieren will, sollen nun andere Sektoren zusätzlich sparen. Nur wird auch dieser Plan nicht funktionieren, weil künftig alle Sektoren ihre Ziele reißen werden.

Der Anteil erneuerbarer Energien am deutschen Bruttostromverbrauch hat im Jahresdurchschnitt 2022 zwar erfreulicherweise über 46 Prozent erreicht, vier Prozentpunkte mehr als 2021. Was einerseits an günstigem Wetter für Photovoltaik- und Windkraftanlagen lag. Andererseits wurde im Schatten der Energie- krise – insbesondere im Sektor privater Haushalte – durchaus weniger Strom verbraucht. Für einen wirk- samen Klimaschutz muss ein Anteil von 100 % regenerative Energien aber bereits 2035, jedenfalls deutlich (!) vor 2040 angestrebt werden. Dazu muss das Ausbautempo erneuerbarer Energien sowohl bei Strom als auch bei Wärme allerdings erheblich gesteigert werden. Das Einhalten des Pariser Klimaschutzabkommens ist mit dem bislang immer noch niedrigen Zubau nicht möglich.

Wie der Einstieg in den Ausstieg aus der Klimakatastrophe dennoch gelingen kann, warum wir dafür eine echte Energierevolution brauchen – und zwar JETZT! – und welche globalen und hiesigen Folgen beim Scheitern drohen, das erläutert einer der weltweit führenden Experten für Regenerative Energien.
Und da wird es wohl viel nachzufragen geben…

Prof. Dr. Ing. habil. Volker Quaschning seit 2004 im Fachbereich Regenerative Energiesysteme der Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW), Berlin, und dessen Sprecher; Studium E-Technik am KIT Karlsruhe, Promotion und Habilitation an der TU Berlin; danach Projektleiter beim Deutschen Zentrum für Luft- und Raum- fahrt; Initiator der Bewegung „Scientists For Future“ (S4F).

Cities are complex. Equally complex are the origins of the problems our cities face. Social and environmental pressures, resource constraints the threat of climate change and the need to adapt. Smart cities combine novel information and communication technology with traditional infrastructure. Entrepreneurial thinking in public administration and the private economy opens up new possibilities and solutions. This talk presents approaches educating architects, designers and planners and equip them with the ability to collaborate across disciplines, identify needs and opportunities, formulate visions, and create liveable urban futures.

Prof. Dr. Iris Belle is a full Professor at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Architecture and Design and serves as the Dean of Studies at the International Master Programme Smart City Solutions. She graduated with a PhD in Geography from Heidelberg University and is a registered architect in Germany. Iris has combined practice in the AEC industry with academia and held a tenure track as Assistant Professor at Tongji University Shanghai, a postdoc with ETH Zürich in Switzerland and the Future Cities Lab in Singapore. She worked for gmp-architekten in China, Drees & Sommer in Germany and others.

Interactive – Fun & Knowledge – Limited space!

Foto: Andreas Heddergott

A whole day to get to know the TUM Campus for Biotechnology and Sustainability. We are preparing a schedule full of exciting activities: a city tour, a special campus welcome, a visit to the NAWAREUM museum, lunch, workshops, and meet & mingle with snacks.

The excursion will start and end at Munich Central Station (München Hbf).

How much: 5.35€

– Deutschlandticket
– Payment of the registration fee in advance via the ESN app or website. Find the link here!

This lecture will focus the EU Mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities, which is part of the EU’s Research & Innovation Framework Programme Horizon Europe. EU Missions are a new way to bring concrete solutions to some of our greatest challenges. They have ambitious goals and will deliver tangible results by 2030. They will deliver impact by putting research and innovation into a new role, combined with new forms of governance and collaboration, as well as by engaging citizens. A special focus will be put on urban mobility and EU actions in that area. 

Pia Peitl is a Policy Officer at the European Commission with over experience across various thematic fields of policy. She is currently working in the Directorate General of Mobility and Transport, focussing urban mobility aspects in the Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Mission under Horizon Europe and urban air mobility. Her background includes private sector experience in automotive hydrogen fuel cell development and a German research institute. 

Sand is the unsung hero of our cities. It is used in myriad ways not only to create composite materials such as concrete and glass but also behind the scenes in many industrial processes. However, the scale and pace of extraction is far beyond what can be produced responsibly and is leaving behind massive social-ecological impacts in many parts of the world. What compounds the problem is that sand and gravel are non-renewable resources in human timescales and not every kind of sand is suitable for use in the current industrial system. Join us to explore how we can build our cities and provide for development needs in a sustainable or even regenerative manner.

Kiran Pereira is a PhD Researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University. Her research focuses on risks and opportunities of sand for global sustainability. She is the author of the book Sand Stories: Surprising Truths about the Global Sand Crisis and the Quest for Sustainable Solutions and the Founder of SandStories.org. Her work has previously been featured in the award-winning documentary Sand Wars and media such as The Economist, BBC Radio5, Al Jazeera, Financial Times, ZDF Magazin Royale, CNBC digital among others.

Christos Chantzaras is architect and researcher. He has been working at the interface of organizational development, innovation processes, and physical spaces for over 15 years. After international projects in Europe and Asia, he is researching and teaching at the Technical University of Munich since 2017. He investigates future competencies, new methods of innovation management and the requirements for future of work, for future of education and for sustainable urban spaces. Since 2023, he has been member of the “Community of Practice” for Learning Architectures at the Stifterverbandes für die Deutsche Wissenschaft. In parallel, he has installed together with Tobias Förtsch the TUM Venture Lab for the Built Environment, where he acts as managing director to leverage the innovation potential residing in the research and studies of architecture and civil engineering. 

LIQUID3 was developed for urban environments which cannot accommodate traditional greening due to the lack of space, high value of land, and excessive air pollution. It relies on photo-bioreactor technology and high efficiency of microalgae in CO₂ fixation and O₂ production. According to carbon fixation rate, LIQUID3 is equivalent to one adult tree or to 200 m² of lawn. It is compatible with urban space through multifunctionality, contemporary design, and safe construction. LIQUID3 enables smart use of city space and promotes environmental awareness. LIQUID3 was developed from concept to prototype with the support of funded by UNDP Serbia, GEF and Ministry of Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia.

Dr. Ivan Spasojević is a biophysicist, a research professor, and PI of a multidisciplinary research group at the University of Belgrade – Institute for Multidisciplinary Research. His studies are mainly focused on the physiology and biotechnological applications of microalgae. His goal is to combine scientific excellence with applications and innovations. He is the author of more than 80 scientific papers.

The way we live, work, and play is very different today than it was just a few decades ago, thanks in large part to a network of connectivity that now encompasses most people on the planet. In a similar way, today we are at the beginning of a new technological revolution: the Internet is entering the physical space – the traditional domain of architecture and design – becoming an “Internet of Things” or IoT. As such, it is opening the door to a variety of applications that – in a similar way to what happened with the first wave of the Internet – can encompass many domains: from production to citizen participation, from energy to mobility to public hygiene, all of which requiring new insights due to the changes brought forth by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The contribution from Prof. Carlo Ratti will address these issues from a critical point of view through projects by the Senseable City Laboratory, a research initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the design office Carlo Ratti Associati.

An architect and engineer by training, Professor Carlo Ratti teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he directs the Senseable City Lab, and is a founding partner of the international design and innovation office Carlo Ratti Associati. He graduated from the Politecnico di Torino and the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, and later earned his MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK.

A leading voice in the debate on new technologies’ impact on urban life and design, Carlo has co-authored over 500 publications, including “The City of Tomorrow” (Yale University Press, with Matthew Claudel), and holds several technical patents. His articles and interviews have appeared on international media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Financial Times, Scientific American, BBC, Project Syndicate, Corriere della Sera, Il Sole 24 Ore, Domus. His work has been exhibited worldwide at venues such as the Venice Biennale, the Design Museum Barcelona, the Science Museum in London, MAXXI in Rome, and MoMA in New York City.

Carlo has been featured in Esquire Magazine’s ‘Best & Brightest’ list and in Thames & Hudson’s selection of ‘60 innovators’ shaping our creative future. Blueprint Magazine included him as one of the ‘25 People Who Will Change the World of Design’, Forbes listed him as one of the ‘Names You Need To Know’ and Fast Company named him as one of the ’50 Most Influential Designers in America’. He was also featured in Wired Magazine’s ‘Smart List: 50 people who will change the world’. Three of his projects – the Digital Water Pavilion, the Copenhagen Wheel and Scribit – have been included by TIME Magazine in the list of the ‘Best Inventions of the Year’.

Carlo has been a presenter at TED (in 2011 and 2015), program director at the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design in Moscow, curator of the BMW Guggenheim Pavilion in Berlin, and was named Inaugural Innovator in Residence by the Queensland Government. He was the curator of the Future Food District pavilion for the 2015 World Expo in Milan and chief curator of the “Eyes of the City” section at the 2019 UABB Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism of Shenzhen. He is currently serving as co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization.

Cities and territories face enormous social and environmental challenges (climate change, biodiversity crisis, increasing urbanization of the planet, social divide…). The ecological transition once again puts life at the centre, question of survival, in the same way that, at the beginning of the century, defeating diseases and introducing hygienic conditions had been at the centre of urban and territorial policies. We have returned, after a long journey, for different reasons but with the same objective of safeguarding and protection, to the question of life. The biopolitical nature of the ecological and social transition underway. This makes us reflect on the theme of resilience because it deals with the ability to stay alive: not in a logic of resistance to transformations, but by exploring ways of coexistence, accepting, at least partially, the dynamics in place, developing the ability to absorb shock instead of rejecting it in toto. Through some episodes related to recent design experiences at different scales in Europe the presentation will explore some of the extraordinary challenges that affect the future of the city and the territory. 

Paola Viganò architect and urbanist, is Full Professor in Urban Theory and Urban Design at the EPFL (CH) (where she directs the Habitat Research Center and the Lab-U) and at IUAV Venice (IT). She received the Grand Prix de l’Urbanisme in 2013, the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the UCLouvain in 2016 in the frame of “Utopia for our Time”, the Flemish Culture Award for Architecture in 2017, and the Golden medal to the career of Milano Triennale in 2018. In 2022, she receives the Schelling Prize for Architectural Theory. 

Together with Bernardo Secchi, she founded Studio (1990-2014) working on numerous projects and visions in Europe. Since 2015, StudioPaolaViganò works on the ecological and social transition of cities, landscapes and territories designing urban and territorial projects and realizing public spaces in Europe as the new public park in Dessel Nuclear Research center (Belgium), or Marie Janson Plein in Brussels, together with VVV. Studio has also won the competition for the realization of the municipal plan (PdCom) of Lugano (Switzerland), just completed, and is consultant of the City of Geneva for its municipal plan (PdCom). Studio is finally coordinating the Strategic Scheme for the recovery of the Vesdre Valley (Belgium) after the flooding catastrophe of 2021. 

In 2019, her work has been exhibited at the Shenzen Biennale and in 2021 at the Venice Biennale.

Among her recent publications: 

  • Viganò Paola (2023), Le jardin biopolitique, MetisPresses, Genève.
  • Viganò Paola (2022), «Life as a Common: Space for a New Biopolitical Project» in New Geographies 12, Commons, Mojdeh Mahdavi and Liang Wang, eds., Harvard University Press.
  • Barcelloni Corte Martina, Viganò Paola, eds., (2022), The Horizontal Metropolis. The Anthology, Springer.
  • Cavalieri Chiara & Viganò Paola (2019), eds., The Horizontal Metropolis. A Radical Project, Zürich: Park Books.
  • Viganò Paola (2016), Territories of Urbanism. The Project as knowledge Producer, Routledge-EPFL Press.
  • Viganò Paola, Secchi Bernardo and Fabian Lorenzo, (2016), eds., Water and Asphalt. The Project of Isotropy, Zürich.


On-site: TUM Main Campus
Room: 1180 (lecture hall)
Floor: 1
Building: 0501 Institute Building
Location: Arcisstraße 21, 80333 Munich

Online: Zoom Webinar
Webinar-ID: 642 0493 1687
Passcode: resilience

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History of the Environmental Lecture Series

The lecture series on the environment is an interdisciplinary, public lecture series organised by the Environmental Department of the Student Union of the TU Munich. It is organised by TU Munich students on a voluntary basis.

Speakers have been giving lectures on the topic of sustainability since 1985. This includes, for example, technical environmental protection, health, consumer and climate protection. In this way, it offers both students and teachers at the TU Munich, as well as the non-university public, the opportunity to learn about and discuss these topics and research results at a scientific level.

The speakers from research, associations, authorities and companies will be happy to answer questions from the audience after the lecture; the slides of the lectures, and in some cases the video recordings themselves, will be made available – if available – on our website. In the 40 years of its existence, more than 480 lectures have been organised so far.

In the meantime, the lecture series on the environment has become a regular part of the TU’s lecture programme and is supported, among others, by the management of the TU Munich, the Munich Center for Technology in Society and the KHG of the TU Munich. The lecture series on the environment is a partner of the BNB, the “Alliance for Sustainability in Bavaria”. In addition, some lectures are held in cooperation with the Environmental Academy and the Munich Forum for Sustainability.


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