Prof. Susanne Heeg
Frankfurt is popular - and the city is getting bigger and bigger. The number of inhabitants is constantly growing. Since 2016, more than 4,000 new apartments have been built every year without meeting the demand for living space. People are still drawn to the city. Frankfurt's housing market is now one of the most expensive in Germany, despite the rental price brake and neighbourhood protection, because the city hardly owns any of the land. How can the few available areas be used sensibly and efficiently? What role does the region play in solving this issue? Can high-rise buildings show a way out of the housing crisis? And what role does mobility play?
Overview of all events of the theme day on 13.03.20: High Rise City Frankfurt
Mike Josef is Head of the Planning and Housing Department of the City of Frankfurt am Main.
Prof. Susanne Heeg is a professor of geographical urban research at the Institute of Human Geography at the Goethe-University Frankfurt. For Prof. Heeg, cities are resistant, conflicting and contradictory places that represent both a promise and a challenge for their inhabitants. In concrete terms, she deals with issues surrounding the built-up environment in cities in times of economic-liberal dominance.
Claudia Meixner is a partner in the architectural office MEIXNER SCHLÜTER WENDT in Frankfurt. The architects have realized a broad range of projects, including the Axis residential tower and the new Henninger Turm in Frankfurt. Their projects have been published, exhibited and been awarded many prizes.
Thomas Horn is the Association Director of the FrankfurtRhineMain Regional Association, whose main focus is to draw up the "Regional Land Use Plan". The plan defines residential, green and commercial areas, as well as areas for infrastructure.