With the Teaching Awards 2022, the Association of Friends and Sponsors of Technische Universität Dresden (GFF) aims to honour teaching and learning concepts from the academic year 2021/22 dedicated to the topics of “Entrepreneurship” or “Ecological Sustainability” and which creatively prepare them and implement them in a forward-looking manner. The course Bauleitplanung (Urban Land-use Planning) realised by the Chair of Urban Development was nominated by the students and staff for the 2022 Teaching Award in “Ecological Sustainability”. The awards were presented on 14 December during the 35th meeting of the TU Dresden Senate.
The board of the GFF, together with the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, decided to award the prize to Prof. Wende and his team. The team includes Dr. Alejandro de Castro Mazarro, postdoctoral researcher at the IOER, as well as Anna Dietrich and Vanessa Thiem, chair tutors. The justification for the award states: The teaching approach of the lecture and exercise "Bauleitplanung" is based on the recognition that further increases in efficiency in the building sector and urban development are not sufficient to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. The concept of "minimal urbanism" derived from this, i. e. the smallest possible intervention in the urban landscape, is highly innovative and thus also influences the currently developing debate on sustainability in the building sector. The concept forms lies at the heart of students’ experimentation and planning.
In the year 2010 Prof. Wolfgang Wende was jointly appointed to the Chair of Urban Development by the TU Dresden and the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development. At the IOER, he heads the research area "Landscape, Ecosystems and Biodiversity".
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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wende, E-Mail: W.Wende@ioer.de