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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Arno Gattinger (2017): Postfossile Raumstrukturen Aspekte der Lebensqualität einer klimafreundlichen Planung.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Raumplanung, Umweltplanung und Bodenordnung (IRUB), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp XVII, 101 S.. UB BOKU obvsg

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
This thesis focuses on the impact of climate-friendly planning on quality of life. The initial point is climate change that leads our society to an energy system transition, which also has spatial consequences. Radical changes in mobility and power supply have a strong influence on our spatial structures and vice versa. Therefore spatial planning plays a decisive role in climate protection as well as in the process of the energy transition. The tasks of spatial planning are to assign suitable areas for energy production and distribution and to promote energy efficient structures. To determine the consequences of these alleged new planning approaches on the quality of life for the inhabitants, an assessment tool was developed and applied on two case studies, the Seestadt Aspern in Vienna and the village of Ottensheim in Upper Austria. Both case studies have signed an agreement about climate-friendly spatial planning with the klimaaktiv mobil program, a climate-protection initiative by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management. In order to respond to the question of how these changes in the spatial structure are influencing the quality of life, a narrow definition of the term „quality of life“ was chosen and is limited to aspects that can be influenced by spatial conditions. The development of the assessment-tool was carried out through deconstructing concepts of urban planning. In this process, six principles were identified that have an impact on the quality of life. The case studies were then examined in respect to these six principles. The findings contribute to the discourse about environmental-friendly spatial planning as well as the discussion on the role of urban and spatial planning within the energy turn from the perspective of quality of life. The assessment-tool can be used for the development of existing and new structures as well as to monitor plans in regard to their effects on the urban quality of life.

Beurteilende(r): Stöglehner Gernot

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