VIRTUAL CORP 2021 starts in some time.

The third edition of VIRTUAL CORP 2021 was held as online event on 19 August 2021, 15:00-17:00 CEST (UTC+2).


Reconnecting People with Nature
Urban, Regional & Landscape Planning and Real Estate Development

Welcome by Manfred SCHRENK and Andreas SCHILLER

Statements, Presentations

Q & A, Open Discussion

Moderation: Manfred SCHRENK, Andreas SCHILLER

VIRTUAL CORP Chat Recording from 19 August 2021

The Speakers of VIRTUAL CORP 2021 on 19 August

Architect, landscape architect and planner, Andreas Kipar is the founder and Creative Director of the international landscape architecture studio LAND with offices in Germany, Italy and Switzerland. Graduated in Landscape Architecture at GHS University in Essen and in Architecture and Urban Planning at Politecnico di Milano, where he has been teaching Public Space Design since 2009, he often holds seminars and lectures in many universities, including Naples, Dresden, Venice, Zurich, Versailles, Dortmund. He is a full member of the German Academy of Urban and Regional Planning (DASL), the Association of German Landscape Architects (BDLA), the Italian Association of Landscape Architects (AIAPP) and the Italian Institute of Urban Planning (INU). He is the creator of the "Green Rays" model in Milan, which connect different areas of the city to encourage a new slow mobility from the center to the periphery. This model, recognized internationally as a pioneering one in green urbanism, has also had subsequent applications in Essen, the European Green Capital 2017, and in the award-winning Smart City of Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye in Moscow. Andreas Kipar and his team are currently supervising the landscaping for EXPO 2020 in Dubai, the greenery strategy for some urban centers in the Middle East and 2 years ago the German Pavilion at Expo 2019 in Beijing. He has been appointed to draft urban and peri-urban green plans in a number of cities, including Milan, Cagliari, Piacenza, Reggio Emilia and Essen, and for the development of territorial strategic plans, such as in the Ruhr basin, on the Karst Plateau, in the Langhe, on Lake Garda and on various Italian islands. | Website

Thomas Beyerle is the Managing Director of Catella Property Valuation GmbH as well as the Head of Group Research for the Catella group. At the Biberach University of Applied Sciences he holds a chair in real estate research. Thomas, Phd and graduated geographer, studied geography and business management at the universities of Stuttgart and Mannheim. Over the past 24 years he has held several management positions in real estate companies, including Dresdner Bank, DEGI, Aberdeen Property Investors & IVG Immobilien AG. Furthermore, he is a speaker at renowned real-estate congresses and author of numerous articles and textbooks. He is voluntarily involved with the ZIA Zentraler Immobilienausschuss, the ULI Urban Land Institute and gif Gesellschaft für immobilienwirtschaftliche Forschung (Society of Property Researchers), of which he has been president since 5/2021. | Website

Manfred Schrenk studied spatial planning and regional science at Vienna University of Technology where he extensively worked on urban and transport planning. His fields of specialisation are urban planning and spatial development in information and knowledge society, mobility and transport planning, international urban development, urban, transport and environmental technologies, GIS and planning technologies. He is organiser of the annual international CORP conferences since foundation in 1996. He has been Vice President Events & Treasurer ISOCARP (International Society of City and Regional Planners), board member ÖGR (Austrian Society of Spatial Planning), and Deputy President AGEO (Austrian Umbrella Organisation for Geoinformation). He is currently Chairman of CORP (Competence Center for Urban and Regional Planning), Lecturer at TU Wien, Institute of Spatial Planning, and Researcher at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Institute of Spatial Planning, Environmental Planning and Land Rearrangement. | Website

Andreas Schiller is publisher and editor-in-chief of SPH Newsletter, a publication that since 2011 reports about news from the Central Eastern and South-Eastern European real estate and investment markets, but with articles about city and regional development topics as well. He built his career in the 1990s while working as editor-in-chief for specialised German magazine Immobilien-Manager, later becoming its publisher from 2003 to 2007. After years focused on Germany, Andreas broadened his horizons by working as one of the two founding editor-in-chiefs of “European Real Estate” before founding Schiller Publishing House (SPH). He is also a regular contributor to dailies Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Der Standard. | Website