Karlsruhe/Berlin, 26 September 2014. Housing shortages and rising property prices in urban areas, depopulation and energy revolution in rural areas – the contrasts couldn’t be greater. On Thursday, 9 October 2014, land management experts will come together at INTERGEO to discuss key issues and potential solutions.
“The key to making rural areas viable in the long term is to work together. Citizen participation, shared usage strategies, cooperation between municipalities – boundaries are disappearing and it’s land development that makes this possible,” says Hartmut Alker, Chair of the Federal and State Working Group on Sustainable Land Development.
In this context, the conference at INTERGEO focuses on four major themes:
• Flood prevention using land management strategies.
• Housing shortages in urban areas, taking into account socially progressive land use and forward-looking area management.
• Competition for land during the energy revolution as a political issue and a challenge to engineers to find compatible and compensatory solutions.
• The future of rural areas is a broad topic that examines the “successful shrinking” and successful development of villages and rural areas.
“Developing strategies for the future of rural areas in the context of demographic change is of fundamental importance for Germany as a successful business hub. However, it is not yet given sufficient priority within society,” says Prof. Martina Klärle, Executive Director of FFin – Frankfurter Forschungsinstitut.
At the event, exhibitors will showcase a broad portfolio of tools and solutions for land management. Planning software, 3D simulations and high-resolution remote sensing data are prime examples of geodetic services in this field.
INTERGEO is the world’s leading trade fair for geodesy, geoinformation and land management. A total of 16,383 visitors from 90 countries came to the previous communication platform to find out about the innovations in the industry from 516 companies from 30 countries. More at http://www.intergeo.de. The 20th INTERGEO will take place from 7 to 9 October 2014 in Berlin.
DVW e.V. – German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management e.V. is the host of INTERGEO.