Since June 2013 the ZSK has combined the disciplines of city and landscape planning, architecture, engineering and ecology. The aim of the interdisciplinary team of scientists involved is to develop practical guidance for how cities and municipalities in Bavaria can use ecosystem services from urban green infrastructure (e.g. shading, water storage and humidification) to adapt the sustainable city of the future to the consequences of climate change. Herein, synergistic effects will be considered so that flora and fauna can find refuge and long-term protection.
The ZSK is funded by the Bavarian Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection (StMUV) and coordinated at the Technical University of Munich. It is lead by Prof. Dr. S. Pauleit (Chair for Strategic Landscape Planning and Management) and Prof. Dr. T. Rötzer (Chair of Forest Growth and Yield Science).
For more information about our centre and sub-projects please have a look at our website www.zsk.tum.de.