ZSK

CENTRE OF URBAN ECOLOGY AND CLIMATE ADAPTATION

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The research questions in detail

In order to effectively counteract changing environ­mental conditions, both the causes for climate change need to be reduced and emer­ging climate change effects res­ponded to in a preven­tive and inten­sive manner.

The ZSK brings together the topics of urban and land­scape plan­ning, archi­tecture, engineer­ing and ecology in ten sub­projects (six run­ning and four finished). The Centre aims to bring to­gether the wide range of skills in TUM’s natural science, social science and engineer­ing disci­plines as well as other Bavarian research insti­tutions for inter­disciplinary research approa­ches.

The following objectives are analyzed in detail:

 

How can architects, landscape planners, natural scientists and socio­logists work together produc­tively on climate change adaptation and for the develop­ment climate protection and climate adap­tation strategies?
-> Climate Protection and Green Infrastructures in the City
-> Animal-Aided Design
-> City Trees II
-> 100Places:M
-> Wuerzburg Climate Experience
-> Colorful Ribbons for our Cities
-> Ecosystem Services of Urban Green
-> Redensification

 

What services can urban green space provide regarding climate change adaptation? How should it be planned and designed to effectively contribute to livable, klimate protective and climate adaptated cities?
-> Climate Protection and Green Infrastructures in the City
-> City Trees II
-> 100Places:M
-> Preliminary Study: Non-resident and Native Urban Tree Species
-> Wuerzburg Climate Experience
-> ClimateContainerTrees
-> Ecosystem Services of Urban Green
-> Redensification

 

How can animals and plants threatened by climate change be protected and fostered in cities?
-> City Trees II
-> Preliminary Study: Non-resident and Native Urban Tree Species
-> Wuerzburg Climate Experience
-> Ecosystem Services of Urban Green

 

How should large urban squares be designed in times of climate change?
-> 100Places:M
-> Ecosystem Services of Urban Green

 

What synergistic effects for humans, flora and fauna can be created by future urban planning?
-> Climate Protection and Green Infrastructures in the City
-> City Trees II
-> 100Places:M
-> Wuerzburg Climate Experience
-> Ecosystem Services of Urban Green
-> Redensification

 

What role can different tree species provide for urban climate in the future? Can urban trees of other climate regions of the earth be integrated in the cityscape and do those tree species provide similar ecosystem services?
-> City Trees II
-> Preliminary Study: Non-resident and Native Urban Tree Species
-> Wuerzburg Climate Experience
-> Ecosystem Services of Urban Green

 

Do tree species of other climate regions provide similar habitats than native tree species for the arboral fauna?
-> Preliminary Study: Non-resident and Native Urban Tree Species

 

How can people be sensitized for the topics modern city planning, climate adaptation and ecosystem services?
-> Climate Protection and Green Infrastructures in the City
-> Animal-Aided Design 2
-> City Trees II
-> 100Places:M
-> Wuerzburg Climate Experience
-> Colorful Ribbons for our Cities

 

 

Information

Launching date

05.2013

End

12.2023