The Federal Ministry for Housing, Urban Development and Building (BMWSB), together with the Conference of German Building Ministers, the Association of German Cities and the German Association of Towns and Municipalities, hosted the 16th Federal Congress on National Urban Development Policy "Urban-Rural Future Lab – new pathways to better cooperation!" on the 12th and 13th September 2023 at the Volkshaus in Jena.
The federal congress thematically picked up on the IBA Thuringia 2023 and around 1,000 participants discussed current approaches and strategies of urban development policy in a plenary session, six arenas and ten side events. This year, some of the arenas were combined with excursions, taking participants to special places in the city of Jena and in Thuringia.
Further information on the congress, such as the conference paper with additional contributions or videos of the congress, can be found on the congress website.