Interview with Jörn Birkmann on reconstruction after the flood disaster in Germany

ARL International ARL International
published on 29/11/21

The flood of July 2021 has led to one of the worst environmental disasters in Germany. It did not just hit one village but a whole valley, posing major challenges for politics, administration and society and hence also for spatial planning. In November 2021, Jörn Birkmann, director at the Institute of Spatial and Regional Planning (IREUS) at the University of Stuttgart, gave an interview to Britta Bockhorn (ARL), looking in particular on the challenges and opportunities in rebuilding the Ahr Valley.