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Cities and Buildings for the Future

MUMBAI16 Apr 2012 Click to view details

Venue CONFERENCE PAVILION, Indo-German Urban Mela, Cross Maidan Garden, Mumbai
Opening Time9:00 AM
Entry Open for Public (after registration at: www.hs-owl.de/creed/events/register/) | Timings (9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Concepts and visions on sustainable and smart cities

Globally, buildings consume about 40% of the available energy.

It is the challenge of politics, science and industry to reduce these huge energy consumption and also GHG emissions. To achieve this, energy and cost-effective building concepts and product solutions should be developed to mitigate the climate change.

CREED-PS (Climate Related Energy Efficient Design of Buildings - Product Solutions) is one of 13 German-Indian projects supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the year of Germany in India. All projects will be hosted at the Exhibition “Indo-German Urban Mela” (Mumbai). With the thematic focus on “StadtRäume – CitySpaces” the program provides a broad and highly relevant thematic platform of four interdependent thematic fields:

  1. town planning and architecture
  2. mobility and transport
  3. supplies and infrastructure and culture
  4. society and public life.

The German University of Applied Science Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe (HS OWL) is collaborating with the Deen Bandhu Chotu Ram University of Science & Technology Management (DCRUSTM), the National Institute of Design (NID), the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), the industry partners Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) and Silence Solutions to inform about climate friendly and energy efficient buildings and technologies.

Conference Program
Time  Program

Buildings and Spaces


09:00 - 09:15  


Representative of BMBF and German Embassy 

09:15 - 09:45

Smart Cities – Innovation through German-India collaboration

Prof. Dr. K. B. Akhilesh

Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore

09:45 - 10:15

Smart Cities – Smart Users?

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uta Pottgiesser

Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Science (HS OWL)

10:15 - 10:45

Green and Sustainable Building Design

Prof Dr. Chitrarekha Kabre

Deen Bandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology (DCRUST)

10:45 - 11:15

Design for Energy Efficiency

Prof. Manoj Neel

National Institute of Design (NID), Bangalore

11:15 - 11:45 Tea Break

Education and Dissemination


11:45 - 12:15

The Orientation Radar for a common Understanding of an Emerging Industry Segment

Divakar Gokhale

Creative Center, Bayer MaterialScience, Greater Noida

12:15 - 12:45

Education, Innovation and Dissemination for Smarter Cities

Prof. Dr. Reinhardt Doleschal

Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Science (HS OWL)

12:45 - 13:00


Final discussion

13:00 - 13:30

Tea Break

13:30 - 14.15


Exhibition Visit (BMBF and BMVBS Pavilions)

Please join us to see the first results of the project and to discuss concepts and visions at our Conference on 16 April, 2012 at the 'Indo-German Urban Mela', Mumbai, India.

The event is to provide a common platform for sharing of knowledge and experience between India & Germany. The main objective is to create a roadmap for a future action plan to sensitize the public for sustainable buildings and cities. We take this opportunity to invite you to participate in the conference as well as in the exhibition. The agenda of the event and the route map to the venue are enclosed for your kind reference.

For participation please register on www.hs-owl.de/creed/events/register/

We look forward to receive your confirmation.



  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uta Pottgiesser, Department of Architecture and Interior Design
  • Ostwestfalen-Lippe - University of Applied Sciences
  • Uta.pottgiesser@hs-owl.de
  • www.hs-owl.de/creed/events/

'CitySpaces - StadtRäume' is the Thematic Focus of the year of Germany in India
The Events, the Pavilions and the Square