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Sustainable urban district development: demonstration project Hannover, Kronsberg

The Kronsberg district in Hannover is a pilot project for sustainable urban planning, which was presented at the EXPO 2000 world exhibition. This new urban district for approx. 7,000 inhabitants set, and has almost met, the ambitious target to reduce the CO2 emissions of its residents by 80% compared to the reference energy performance levels of 1995. This was achieved by an integrated concept, within which energy efficiency was addressed as one factor. Moreover, it is replicable in other cities.


  • Kiyar, Dagmar (Lead author)
  • Jentgens, Anne (Author)
  • Thomas, Stefan (Reviewer)

References and further reading

  • City of Hannover (2004): Hannover Kronsberg Handbook. Planning and Realisation www.bigee.net/s/186zfp  
  • Eckert, Anja; Kastner, Roland; Schottkowski-Bähre, Inge (2000): Modell Kronsberg. Nachhaltiges Bauen für die Zukunft. www.bigee.net/s/j6mnq8
  • Von Knorre, Christiane; Medven, Zeljka (2009). Holistic planning for energy optimised municipalities. Background paper of Intelligent energy saving measures for municipal housing in Central and Eastern European countries www.bigee.net/s/5ennvn  


  • Location:
    Hannover, Kronsberg Germany

  • Type of policy:
    Energy-efficient spatial planning and urban district planning

  • Implementation period:
    None to present

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