What sdg21 offers


The core of the website is a project database, which is currently 232 sustainable Settlements and 49 Quarters, and 45 exemplary Building includes (why the sum of settlements, quarters and buildings with 326 not identical with the total number 362 projects in der Datenbank übereinstimmt, ist zum Teil unklar…; 17 Projekteinträge sind die Projektlisten anderer europäischer Länder, aber dann bleibt dennoch eine Differenz). Die Zahlen werden dynamisch aus der Datenbank ausgezählt; Stand: 10. June 2021.

A project is presented in the form of a profile. The profile contains at least a short info with size, year of completion and a photo. Most projects are also described in detail, by photo gallery(s) (currently are 204 Galleries in the database with a total of 5408 Photos and Illustrations).

Project profiles

Thematic (Stand: 10. June 2021)

The projects are classified by size and decade.

Scale

Sizes-
Category
Sizes-
Assignment (GR)
Number of
Projects
Stand: 10. June 2021
Number of
Projects
2017
XXL from 1,000 32 16
XL 500 to 999 22 15
L 200 to 499 22 16
M 100 to 199 45 33
S 30 to 99 80 62
XS 3 to 29 97 84
(XXS)* < 3 10 (8)
Total 298
(without XXS)
226

* Building / no settlement

Decades table

Number of
Projects
Stand: 10. June 2021
Sum of
Residential units
Stand: 10. June 2021
Cf.
Number of projects
2017
In the making 36 (28)
2020 – 2029 27 (-)
2010 – 2019 74 (34)
2000 – 2009 87 (59)
1990 – 1999 113 (87)
1980 – 1989 28 (25)
Realization before 1980 9 (2)
Not realized 9 (9)

Further statistical information is available at:
https://sdg21.eu/statistiken

Geographic

Comparison of Sustainable Settlements and Urban Quarters in Germany

Stand: 10. June 2021

State

Number of projects
Stand: 10. June 2021

Residential units

Inhabitants
(Destatis 2019)

Baden-Württemberg

92

11.069.533

Bavaria

38

13.076.721

Berlin

26

3.644.826

Brandenburg

7

2.511.917

Bremen

6

682.986

Hamburg

14

1.841.179

Hesse

22

6.265.809

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

3

1.609.675

Lower Saxony

13

7.982.448

NRW

58

17.932.651

Rhineland-Palatinate

8

4.084.844

Saarland

3

990.509

Saxony

6

4.077.937

Saxony-Anhalt

3

2.208.321

Schleswig-Holstein

23

2.896.712

Thuringia

5

2.143.145

Projects in Germany

Total: 325

WE

83.019.213

Countries in Europe (ohne DE, Stand: 10. June 2021)
The indication "1" means that only an overview list is available so far, but no project fact sheets are available yet. The sum of all EU countries without Germany is: 33. In comparison, 325 projects in Germany recorded. The focus of the sdg21.web database is therefore on Germany.

All projects and project lists that are not in Germany can be accessed here:
https://sdg21.eu/europa-ohne-de

An overview of the most frequently accessed individual pages on this portal can be found here:
https://sdg21.eu/beliebte-webseiten

For further details, see https://sdg21.eu/schlagwoerter-wolke
A larger part of the information in the database is available in such a way that the projects can be retrieved, evaluated and displayed according to certain criteria. There are basically two different types of project retrieval. On the one hand, in the form of a web/news blog, in which the latest contributions are arranged at the top. In addition, filterable project lists are offered, which can be filtered and displayed according to certain criteria such as size (e.g. number of residential units or property area), completion date, postcode or ecological parameters. Furthermore, there is access to the projects via typology, city region, actors/planners, decade assignment or keywords.

The warmest summers on record in 2018, 2019 and, on current trends, 2020, are a stark reminder of what is to come if severe climate change continues. Accordingly, Fridays For Future has put climate action back on the political agenda, with the EU and more than a dozen other countries now taking action. 100 German municipalitiesincluding Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Düsseldorf, have declared a climate emergency. The global community already committed to action in 2015 in New York with the SDG 2030 as well as the 2016 Climate Conference in Paris. An overview of numerous agreements and declarations of intent with further links to the documents is provided: https://sdg21.eu/manifeste-und-abkommen).

EU targets to reduce greenhouse gases to 60% by 2030 compared to 1990 (as of 10/2020 see: tagesschau.de/...), can only be achieved through a significantly more ecological way of building, living and modern forms of mobility. Besides climate protection, there are many other good reasons for sustainable building and living. The sdg21 database collects and systematises the largest and most extensive climate-friendly and sustainable projects as a best and good practice collection.

The website is next to www.sdg21.eu also via www.sdg21.de (=> Germany), www.sdg21.ch (=> Switzerland) and www.sdg21.at (=> Austria) but also via other "self-explanatory" or "readable" domains, e.g. www.siedlungen.eu, www.quartiere.net and www.holzbausiedlungen.de and about further domains and Subdomains available.

The decision on the inclusion of projects in the directory and their evaluation lies with Holger Wolpensinger, who draws on his experience and research during his more than 20 years of working on the subject of sustainable construction. More information about the person can be found on the web at: https://baufachberatung.net/wolpensinger