In 2013 the international building exhibition IBA Hamburg presented its projects to the professional community and the general public. In the same year, HafenCity Hamburg presented the interim result of twelve years of building activity.
HafenCity Hamburg and IBA Hamburg took this opportunity to organize an international symposium on building the city anew - held on 20 and 21 June 2013 in Hamburg. The focus topics of the conference were ‘Growing city’, ‘Open city’, ‘Smart city’ and ‘Civic city’.
From 14 to 16 October 2013 the international conference “Renewable Wilhelmsburg climate protection concept” invited 42 experts working in the fields of architecture, town planning, energy provision and climate protection to join the 300 attendees in examining and summarizing the outcome of national and international climate protection projects. There was a special focus on the specific approaches adopted and projects implemented by IBA within the key theme of Cities and Climate Change - New energies for the city and the Renewable Wilhelmsburg climate protection concept.