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Gewählte Doctoral Thesis:

Doctoral Thesis - Institut für Raumplanung, Umweltplanung und Bodenordnung (IRUB), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 179. UB BOKU obvsg

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
This dissertation is focused on the role of resilience for successful regional development. The first part of the doctoral thesis consists of ex-post analyses and deals with generic resilience. For this purpose, past development processes in Austria were examined from two points of view: growth-oriented and resilience-oriented. The comparison of the results of these two evaluations provided new insights into the regional development processes. The results of this study were complemented by the investigation of the correspondence of the distribution of structural strength and weakness with the provision of technical infrastructure on the example of high-capacity transport infrastructure. The second part of the dissertation work is dedicated to the future developments. In the ex-ante analysis, the possible effects of labour market changes triggered by digitalisation were studied. This strong development driver generates different opportunities as well as risks. Based on the calculations and scenarios it was demonstrated that it could be possible for the disadvantaged areas to seize this change as an opportunity and use it for a revival of their development paths. The suddenly occurred Covid-19 crisis was also included into the scope of the dissertation as a very relevant current issue considering resilience. The available preliminary knowledge about the possible impacts of this pandemic on the regional development was reviewed. The interpretation of the results of the conducted analyses led to development of a strategic planning tool. The tool provides an example of how one of the so-called grand challenges can be integrated into the spatial and regional planning. Furthermore, the development process of the tool demonstrates an example how the new knowledge gained from a research project can be implemented for the goal-oriented and knowledge-based work on strategies for the fulfillment of the sustainability goals by the means of spatial planning.

Betreuer: Stöglehner Gernot
1. Berater: Abart-Heriszt Lore
2. Berater: Stark Juliane

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