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Green and Resilient City - Management and planning tools for a climate-sensitive urban development

Project Leader
Damyanovic Doris, Project Leader
Stadt der Zukunft - Kooperative F&E-Projekte - Industrielle Forschung
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Donau City Strasse 1, 1220 Wien Wien, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
City of Vienna/MA 22, Ebendorferstraße 4, 1082 Wien, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik , Hohe Warte 38, 1190 Wien, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Brandenburg Christiane, Sub Projectleader
Reinwald Florian, Sub Projectleader
Ring Zita, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute for Landscape Development, Recreation and Conservation Planning
Institute of Landscape Planning
Green resilent City- ILEN (RESI)
Funded by
Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Sensengasse 1, 1090 Wien, Austria
Urban growth and the increasing density in urban areas put urban green infrastructure under pressure and lead to their loss. Climate change is intensifying the so-called urban heat island effect (UHI) and has negative impacts on cities and their residents, their quality of life and health. Numerous studies have shown that urban green (and blue) infrastructure can make a decisive contribution towards reducing this heat load.
The project has four main objectives: (1) A "proof of concept" of a control loop and tool set for the regulation, improvement and evaluation of green and climate-sensitive urban (district) planning - including a green and open space factor as an urbanistic index and planning tool, the GREENpass as an optimization tool for the microclimatic effects of green infrastructure on the plot and district level, the MUKLIMO_3 Stadtklimamodell as an evaluation tool for the mesoclimatic effects on urban level as well as Cosmo-CLM as a regional climate simulation model; (2) Visualization, assessment and adjustment of the climatic effects and sociocultural ecosystem services of different urban green infrastructure in the green and open space factor as well as in the different climate models and simulations; (3) Development of a procedure for the harmonization of the instruments and models as well as clarification of the interfaces of the climate models and of the opportunities for planning. (4) Testing and evaluating the tool set using two case studies to analyze the different areas of application of the tool set for green and climate-friendly urban (district) planning.
Nature conservation; Landscape architecture; Urban design; Landscape planning; Urban development planning; Sustainable urban development;
Freiflächenfaktor; Green Space Factor; climate simulation; Climate Change; Landscape Planning; Ecosystem Services; Planning Instruments; Urban Heat Island;
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