What do we expect from a city, from our Jena in the future?
A livable city for families, education and leisure, a city with short distances to work, to live, to culture and sports.
How does the city orient itself in its further development? How does it respond to the new challenges of a globalised economy, the consequences of demography and climate change, and the wishes of its citizens for active participation?
The volumes published since 2012 by the Urban Development | Urban Planning department can provide answers to these questions.
N° 1 "Living in Jena
When it comes to housing, it becomes particularly clear that strategically coordinated action by all actors can contribute to the promotion of sustainable urban development. The brochure "Housing in Jena" is dedicated to all these aspects.
N° 2 "formatio jenensis"
The design manual for public space is aimed at all jena who are entrusted with the design and further development of public spaces in the city area. It is committed to shaping public streets, paths and squares according to uniform principles and to simplifying planning, construction and maintenance. A clear design language is to be established as a standard. The aim is to bring out the site-specific identity and at the same time to design the public space in a calm and clear manner.
N° 3 "Handbook on climate change compatible urban development for Jena".
This handbook bundles the results of the project "JenKAS-Jena Climate Adaptation Strategy" in the period 2010 to 2012. This provides further impetus, the concern of adaptation to climate change is strengthened as another consideration and can be incorporated into the decision-making processes of planners and local actors. This supports the operational response to natural hazards as well as long-term urban development geared towards adaptation to climate change.
N° 4 "Working in Jena
The derivation of future commercial space requirements, based on analyses and forecasts, is one of the essential tasks of forward-looking, strategically operating urban development planning. The present concept for the development of jobs and commercial space until 2025 serves as a basis for the further development of commercial space in the city of Jena.
N° 5 "Gardens in Jena"
Green spaces and gardens are an important factor for the quality of life in a city. In Jena, gardens take up approx. 5% of the total area. In the garden development concept, based on analyses and forecasts, the development goals for the garden areas until the year 2025 are formulated.
N° 6 "Shopping in Jena
The city of Jena has updated its retail concept. The Jena City Council adopted the concept as an urban development concept in June 2015. As part of the series of publications on urban development, the abridged version "Development Concept Retail Jena 2025" is hereby made available to the general public.
N° 7 "Trees in Jena"
Just in time for the award ceremony in the competition "Klimaaktive Kommune 2016" on 28.11.2016, the brochure "Bäume in Jena - Stadt- und Straßenbäume im Klimawandel" was published.
As a planning aid, the award-winning urban tree concept shows how the tree population in Jena can be developed and adapted to the challenges of climate change by analysing the location and by the targeted selection of the tree species.
N° 8 "Villages in Jena"
In order to support the development in the rural villages of the city of Jena, the department of urban development / urban planning commissioned a study of the rural districts and historic town centres of the city of Jena in 2011. The publication "Villages in Jena" summarizes the essential contents of the development concept. It contains information on local history, urban development, strengths and weaknesses, and future development priorities.
N° 9 "Skyscrapers in Jena"
Based on urban development plans in the area of Inselplatz, the Urban Development | Urban Planning department commissioned a study to determine the locations in certain areas of the city centre where high-rise buildings could be recommended or ruled out. Nine possible locations were analysed and evaluated on the basis of established criteria. Of the sites considered, six are seen as fundamentally suitable for the creation of urban-spatial high points. The study is intended as a guide to the possible careful completion of the city skyline by high-quality new high points, in order to be able to read the current positive development of Jena in the cityscape and to make a contribution to sustainable planning and building.
N° 10 "City centre for Jena".
The Eichplatzareal, located in the center of the city of Jena, has always enjoyed special attention due to its contrasting presence. After the failure of the building and investment concepts available until then in 2014, the process of resuming the procedure for finding planning goals for the Eichplatz area began as a comprehensive participatory procedure. The brochure "Stadtmitte für Jena" (City Centre for Jena) documents the path of the numerous stakeholders from "Phase 0" to the 10 principles as an important intermediate stage to the urban development framework plan, which was adopted by the Jena City Council on 15 February 2017.
N° 11 "New living in Jena-Zwätzen".
For the expansion of the Jena-Zwätzen district, the city of Jena has pursued a novel approach to residential district development in an extensive planning process with the aim of developing a sustainable, future-proof concept for a pilot district in line with climate change. The brochure presents the planning premises and steps as well as the extensive participatory process in a comprehensible way.
N° 12 "Facades in Jena"
This brochure was published on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Jena Façade Award competition.
In addition to the documentation of all façade award winners of the past 25 years in words and pictures, the publication contains interviews on the topic of building culture, which were conducted with 25 people, including the sponsors of the competition. An article on the subject of "Designing Facades", written by Prof. Dr. Niels-Christian Fritsche, provides a theoretical examination of the subject in addition to the practical results.
N° 13 "Jena 2030+"
How are the working world, the research landscape and science changing in the age of digitalisation? What impact does globalization have on cities? How can natural and
landscape areas contribute to climate adaptation? How will people live in the future? How can new mobility offers enrich city life? What role will daycare centers, schools and social services play in the future?
All these questions need to be asked, discussed and answered again and again. This was and is the task of the present integrated urban development concept and its implementation.
N° 14 "Landscape Jena
The Jena valley area, which was largely forested and partly canyon-like until the early Middle Ages, has since developed into a magnificent landscape mosaic through the small-scale cultivation of people, which reached its greatest diversity at the beginning of the 20th century.
This publication on the Jena landscape would like to contribute to a clearer recognition of our unique cultural landscape in its diversity as well as to a better understanding of the necessary recommendations for use and action. It wants to inspire in the interaction of economy, ecology and landscape aesthetics to preserve and develop the particularly formative areas of our unique landscape area.
The sections named in the brochure can be viewed on the page "Landscape Jena".
N° 15 "Jena-Lobeda. A district in transition"
Jena-Lobeda is the largest district of Jena. The brochure No. 15 of the publication series deals with this district. The brochure, with many photos, gives an impression of the development of the social and cultural infrastructure in the district in addition to the construction projects and measures. On almost 100 pages, the changes in Lobeda are vividly presented.
Over the past 20 years, the Lobeda district has undergone fundamental renewal thanks to a wide range of plans, projects and urban development programmes. Houses and apartments have been renovated, streets and paths redesigned, local transport switched to environmentally friendly trams, the motorway has been given a green cap and the residential environment has been upgraded. This multitude of projects has contributed to the fact that the district has remained lively and the number of inhabitants stable in recent years.