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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Lisa Waldschütz (2023): Ein Beitrag zu einem verbesserten Interessensausgleich in der klimasensiblen Freiraumgestaltung durch die Methode Quantitative Storytelling.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Siedlungswasserbau, Industriewasserwirtschaft und Gewässerschutz (SIG), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 72. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
Abstract:
Climate-sensitive adaptation of (sub-)urban areas is necessary to protect the population in view of climate change and the resulting changes. An increased integration of Blue-Green-Brown Infrastructures (e. g. greened open spaces, ponds, or open, unsealed soils) has the potential to positively impact the microclimate during heat waves and to relieve urban drainage during heavy rain events. However, this represents a design change in public space that affects a broad range of people. To achieve an increased acceptance of such transformative processes, it is beneficial to involve a maximum number of stakeholders. In order to identify these people, a stakeholder analysis was conducted in a study area in Styria. These stakeholders were categorised, and their influence and interests were analysed. Furthermore, the method known as Quantitative Storytelling (QST) was used in the case study to test if it can lead to an improved understanding of problems and systems within the stakeholders and enable a satisfying balance of interests in climate-sensitive open space design. By conducting several interviews, four narratives within the stakeholder groups were identified. These were analysed quantitatively and presented to the stakeholders within a participatory workshop. In small groups, future visions for the case study were created, revealing their preferences for climate-sensitive open space design. The results suggest that the method QST enables an expansion of the understanding of problems and systems. Through the workshop and the development of common future visions a balance of interests became apparent. The involvement of diverse stakeholders in transformative processes offers advantages (e.g., broadening of solution options, increased acceptance of decisions) that communities should take advantage of in the future.

Beurteilende*r: Ertl Thomas
1.Mitwirkender: Kearney Katharina

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