Current discussions on "Low Carbon Cities" or "Smart Cities" seek to address future developments of cities under the condition of climate change employing amongst other things energy saving technologies; "green retreats" in mega-cities (like this roof-garden on top of an ecology-oriented supermarket in Heifei/China) are not only needed for personal relief but also as "micro-climate zones" for air-circulation within cities.
The 25th International REAL CORP Conference for city-and reginal planning will deal with those hot topics and be organized at the occasion of the 150ies anniversary of the University of Aachen/Germany from April 15-18th 2020 - a city connecting Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands and being since Charles the Great for 1200 years the heart of Europe (Call for papers).
05.07.2019 : VUA Summer School
In 2011 in Nitra/Slovakia the Visegrad University Association (VUA) was founded as an international network for academia of agriculture - Prof.Dr.Hallier became honorary member to connect VUA with the Total Supply Chain.There are mainly three tools of VUA : Symposia mostly in connection with the Annual Meetings, joint diploma for MBA and Phd and Summer Schools.
The VUA Summer School 2019 will be held from July 30ies to August 12th organized jointly by the Belgorod State Agricultural University and by the Michurinsk State Agrarian University. Students will get 4 credits for the 44 academic hours. ( more : Download PDF file)
20.06.2019 : Animal Sourced Food
Prof.Dr.M.I. Khan from the National Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFSAT) of the University of Agriculture in Faisalabad/Pakistan published together with his colleague Aysha Sameen a Reader about Animal Sourced Foods for Developing Economies.
Prof.Dr.B.Hallier contributed a chapter with the history of building systems for tracing/tracking of cows and beef within the British Cow Desease 1994/1996 which resulted later in EU-regulations and applied systems like Orgainvent who's founding president he was at that time (see also Tils Cutting House).
20.05.2019 : FANRPAN
FANRPAN is the abriviation for Food Agriculture ans Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network and is operating for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa ( COMESA ) .
In 2019 Prof.Sidi Osho was elected to Chair the Board. She is an Award winning lady being also the founder and president of the Sidi Osho Foundation ( SOF ) leading initiatives for education, entrepreneurship, food security, youth,gender and women empowerment.
30.04.2019 : Life Balance Nature
Business life in the 21st century is speeding up due to new technologies like smartphones, clouds, permanent short-time availability.Therefore nature as a long-time environment for living is an important balance for the soul of the human beings. Land Protection and Bio-Diversity are conditions sine qua non for Life/Work Balance to understand the complex system of our globe - as well as Art as a different way of awareness is an additional fuel for Emotio of Human Development according to the opinion of Prof.Dr.B.Hallier.
Situated in the "King's Forest" in Roesrath - a Green Belt" next to the city of Cologne/Germany - he used for his house for heating geothermic systems, electricity supported by photovoltaic and saving the rain-water in a pond digged by himself . "We should not only use nature - but each individual person should also protect nature" is his and his neighbours motto who promote jointly also art to turn their village into "an open gallery" as a new way of living in harmony.
The winter-picture within this news demonstrates "calming down for nature and people" .