Aim: “Improving the quality of life in a city, including ecological, cultural, political, institutional, social and economic components without leaving a burden on future generations. ...“  
(Definition of sustainable urban development for the international URBAN21 Conference 2001 in Berlin)

    Demands for Germany

> Application of global demands to Germany
   resulted in national environmental program 
Demand to reduce the consumption and
   emissions by 80 to 90 percent by the middle of
   this millennium
   (Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Energy and

 Urban Development

> Urban development is an important part of
   sustainable development 
Energy sector is an example: of Germany’s total
   final energy consumption  29 % are used for
   private households and 30 % for transportation