News and Current Events
ZSK presents at the 3. Conference for Sustanability on 24.09.2019 in Fürth
Together with the Center for Sustainable Development of Municipalities in Bavaria the ZSK organizes the forum "Climate adaptation and green infrastructures in cities" at the 3. Conference of Sustainability on 24. September 2019 in Fürth. There will be talks and discussion with experts and representatives of the ZSK such as Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Regine Keller (subproject 4), Prof. Dr. Thomas Rötzer (subproject 3 and 6), Dr. Susanne Böll, Dr. Dieter Mahsberg (both subproject 5) and Dr. Astrid Reischl (coordination).
The homepage of the conference (in German): www.kommunal-nachhaltig.de/HandelnFuerDenWandel
The program of the conference (in German): Invitation and Program (2.1 Mb)
Talk by Dr. Susanne Böll at the Open House Day of the Bavarian Institute for Viticulture and Horticulture on 07.07.2019
Dr. Susanne Böll of subproject 5 "Preliminary Study: Non-Resident and Native Urban Tree Species" will give a talk on the topic "Insect diversity in the crowns of urban trees (in German)" at the Open House Day of the Bavarian Institute for Viticulture and Horticulture in Veitshöchheim on 07.07.2019. The programm can be downloaded here (in German, 0.8 Mb).
Talk by Dr. Astrid Reischl and Dr. Mohammad Rahman at the workshop "Irrigation in rural and urban areas"
On 02nd July 2019, Dr. Astrid Reischl and Dr. Mohammad Rahman gave a talk at the ad hoc-Workshop "Irrigation in rural and urban areas - Bewässerung in ländlichen und urbanen Räumen (in German)" of the TUM Institute for Advanced Study in Garching. The topic of the talk was "Dealing with drought in urban areas - Umgang mit Trockenheit in urbanen Räumen (in German)" and results of subproject 1 "Mitigation and Green Infrastructure" and 3 "City Trees II" were presented and discussed.
Radioreport of Prof. Heiko Paeth at BR
On 26.06.2019 Prof. Heiko Paeth of ZSK subproject 6 "Climate Experience Wuerzburg" talked about the research work and research in Wuerzburg. The report "Würzburger Forscher rechnet mit "Barcelona-Klima" im Maintal (in German)" can be found here.
Talk by Dr. Susanne Böll on 26.06.2019 at the seminar "Biodiversity in gardens - creation of habitats for animals"
Dr. Susanne Böll presented on 26th June 2019 in Veitshöchheim the results of ZSK subproject 5 "Preliminary Study: Climate Adaptation in Bavarian Cities - Comparative Investigation on the Use of Non-Resident and Native Urban Tree Species". With her talk "Insect diversity in the crowns of urban trees (in German)" she illustrated the attendees of the seminar "Biodiversity in gardens - creation of habitats for animals" the research of the subproject.
Talk by Dr. Astrid Reischl at the Munich Re Foundation
Dr. Astrid Reischl of the ZSK gave on 05.06.2019 a talk at the project week of students of the twoche von Studierenden der Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg on the topic "Mitigation and Adaptation in the context of Climate Change". The topic of sustainable city planning in view of climate change including urban green and fauna attracted wide interest of the students.
Invitation to the architectural tour and panel discussion about the ecological model estate Prinz-Eugen-Park
The network Timber Technology Munich invites on May, 25th 2019 at 2.30 - 7.30 pm to the architectural tour and panel discussion on the ecological model estate Prinz-Eugen-Park in Munich. The event will take place at the elementary school in the Ruth-Dexel Street in 81925 Munich.
Talk by Prof. Keller of ZSK-subproject 4 at the Northeast-Panel
On 30 April 2019 Prof. Keller gave a talk at the Northeast-Panel in Munich. The panel brings together politics, city inhabitants and research. Diverse topics about city development, urban green, biodiversity and urban climate are discussed.
Successfull Workshop of Subproject 4 about the Topic "Esthetic of Urban Metabolisms"
On 11th and 12th April 2019 the subproject 4 of ZSK held a successful workshop about the topic "esthetic of urban metabolisms". Several participants of architecture/design, anthropology/sociology, ecology/biology, NGO's/practice and authorities/planning contributed to a diverse communication and discussions.
Results of subproject 5 "Preliminary Study: Non-resident and Native Urban Tree Species" published
The results of subproject 5 "Preliminary Study: Non-resident and Native Urban Tree Species" has been released at the webpage of the Bavarian Institute for Viticulture and Horticulture Veitshöchheim. Here is the link to the page "Urban climate trees - suitable habitats for the urban insect diversity?" (in German).
The published article "Urban climate trees - suitable habitats for the urban insect diversity?" by Dr. Susanne Böll, Rosa Albrecht and Dr. Dieter Mahsberg released by the Bavarian Institute for Viticulture and Horticulture kann be downloaded here (in German):
The journal Natur also published results of the subproject in its May edition with the article "New trees for the city" by Hartmut Netz. The link to the content of the May edition of Natur - Habitat city can be found here.
Association of German Cities publishes guidline "Adaptation to climate change in cities"
The Association of German Cities has voted at the main panel on February 20th 2019 on the recommendation "Adaptation to climate change in cities - Claims, notes and impulses".
The document can be downloaded here (in German): "Anpassung an den Klimawandel in den Städten" (0.14 Mb)
Publication and Talk about the Results of Subproject 5
Dr. Susanne Böll of the Bavarian Institute for Viticulture and Horticulture Veitshöchheim gave on 14th March 2019 at the Dresdner StadtBaumtage (Urban Tree Days Dresden) a talk about the results of ZSK subproject 5 Preliminary Study: Climate Adaptation in Bavarian Cities - Comparative Investigation on the Use of Non-Resident and Native Urban Tree Species.
The results of subproject 5 were also published in the Forstwissenschaftliche Beiträge Tharadt, Beiheft 21 of the University Dresden. The article "Insektenvielfalt in den Kronen heimischer und nicht-heimischer Stadtbaumarten" by Susanne Böll, Rosa Albrech und Dieter Mahsberg can be found here (in German).
Lecture by Dr. Susanne Böll at the 51. Landespflegetage
Press release of the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation on Animal-Aided Design
In a press release on 16th January 2019 the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) reported about the ZSK subproject 2 method Animal-Aided Design (in German).
Animal-Aided Design in journal "NATURSCHUTZ und Landschaftsplanung"
The article "Grüne Infrastruktur: An der Praxis fehlt es - Die Landschaftsplanung könnte es" (no 51/01 - 2019, in German) of the journal Naturschutz und Landschaftsplanung talks about the ZSK subproject 2 Animal-Aided Design.
Article about the research of TP4: 100Places:M and organized conference in Garten + Landschaft
In December an article (1 Mb) about the ZSK subproject 4 100Places:M and their conference "Designing Urban Natures-Cultures" was released in the journal Garten + Landschaft.
Lecture from Dr. Dieter Mahsberg at the 8th Symposium for Urban Green
On the 14th of November Dr. Dieter Mahsberg (subproject 5) gave a lecture at the 8th Symposium for Urban Green 2018 in Berlin, organized by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. The lecture, entitled "Urban trees as habitat—are native trees more species rich?“ met with much interest from the audience.
Subproject 4 Conference on 11-12th October 2018 in Munich
The conference was organised by subproject 4 (100 Places:M) of the ZSK at the Weihenstephaner Forum at the Technical University of Munich. MDgtin Dr. Monika Kratzer from the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection provided opening remarks. Key notes from Prof. Undine Giseke (TU Berlin), Prof. Cordula Kropp (Uni Stuttgart) and Silvia Gonzalez (GreenCity e.V., München) along with podium discussions with interdisciplinary researchers provided for exciting exchanges. Videos and photos from the conference can be found at the following link Chair of Landscape Architecture and Public Space.
ZSK action week at the State Horticulture Show in Würzburg
The ZSK was from 29.09 to 07.10.2018 present at the action week of the State Horticulture Show in Würzburg. The project leaders presented the work of the ZSK and anwered questions regarding the ZSK and its subprojects.
The posters of the subprojects (in German) can be downloaded here:
Prof. Werner Lang at the Opening of the Bavarian Climate Week 2018
Bavarian State Minister of the Environment and Consumer Protection Dr. Marcel Huber will open the Bavarian Climate Week 2018 this Saturday, the 8th of September starting at 5pm. A podium discussion on urban ecology and climate adaptation will follow, featuring the minister along with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Lang (subproject 1: Mitigation and Urban Green Infrastructure), Stephanie Jacobs (Head of Health and Environment, City of Munich), and Manuel Schaumann (Director of the Streetlife Festival). More information about the event as part of the Bavarian Climate Week 2018 can be found in person at the Streetlife Festival on the 8th and 9th of September or here.
Article about subproject 6 work in the Handelsblatt
An article came out on the 5th of September, 2018 in the Handelsblatt showcasing some of the work of subproject 6 (Climate Experience Würzburg). The article, entitled "Only more green can aid against urban heat stress" (trans. from German), can be found here.
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Stephan Pauleit at the State Garden Exhibition in Würzburg
Prof. Dr. Stephan Pauleit attended the event "The future is urban green! Perspectives for climate-safe and green cities in the context of urban regeneration" at the State Garden Show in Würzburg to give a lecture on "Climate protection and green infrastructure in the city - strategies for climate-safe and green cities." The event was organized by the Institute for Urban Planning and Housing in cooperation with bdla Bavaria.
Article about subproject 3 in the Münchner Merkur
An article appeared in the August 9th, 2018 edition of the Münchner Merkur highlighting some of the work of subproject 3: City Trees II: Urban Trees under Climate Change. The article, entitled "Munich's Tropical Future" (Münchens tropische Zukunft) spoke to the dilemma the city faces with rapid growth and loss of trees in the face of climate change.
TV segment featuring subproject 6 (Climate Experience Würzburg) work on BR-Rundschau
A 2-minute long TV segment on summer heat waves, the consequences for urban trees, and the work of subproject 6 was released on BR-Rundschau on the 5th of August, 2018.
Newspaper article about ZSK subproject 5 (Preliminary Study: Non-resident and Native Urban Tree Species") in the Main Post
An article about the work of TP5 (Preliminary Study: Climate Adaptation in Bavarian Cities - Comparative Investigation on the Use of Non-Resident and Native Urban Tree Species) came out in the Main Post on the 28th of July 2018. (Article, 260 KB)
Interview with Prof. Dr. Stephan Pauleit on WDR
Subproject 1 and ZSK lead Prof. Dr. Stephan Pauleit was interviewed by Marcus Schwandner from WDR on the 4th of July, 2018 about "Healthy microclimates - cities need green spaces". The interview can be found on WDR 5 „Quarks – Wissenschaft und mehr“, under the themes „Landflucht – Agoraphobie – Schmetterlinge – Stadtklima“, between 48:53 and 54:41.
Collaboration meeting between colleagues from Switzerland and subproject 5
Employees of the Swiss SWILD (Office for Urban Ecology, Wildlife Research and Communication, Zurich) and Dr. Ing. Sandra Gloorn met with colleagues from subproject 5 on the 25-26th of June, 2018 for a possible collaboration. A comparative study is being planned.
Successful workshop: Presentation of subproject 5 results to specialists in various fields
Dr. Susanne Böll and Prof. Dr. Dieter Mahsberg (subproject 5) organized a workshop on the 22nd of June, 2018 at the LWG Veitshöchheim around the theme "City trees as habitats- are native tree species " „Stadtbäume als Lebensraum –are native tree species more species-rich than trees from southeast European urban climates?". There were 29 experts from various disciplines (landscape architects, apicultural experts, biologists, nursery managers and staff, green space administrators, nature conservation associations [BUND], consultants' offices, etc.). Interest in the results was high and a lively discussion took place.
Presentation from Dr. Susanne Böll at ANL Event
On Wednesday the 13th of June 2018, Dr. Susanne Böll (TP 5: Preliminary Study: Climate Adaptation in Bavarian Cities - Comparative Investigation on the Use of Non-Resident and Native Urban Tree Species) presented results of the subproject at a training event of the Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management (ANL). The title of the talk was “Project ‘City Green 2021’ – Test Sites, Bus Excursion”. The ANL event focused on “Gardens in a Time of Climate Change”, and was held at the Bavarian State Institute for Viticulture and Horticulture in Veitshöchheim.
Press release in TUM News about subproject 1 guide
An article about TP 1's "Guidelines for climate-oriented municipalities in Bavaria” was published in the TUM News on the 12th of June, 2018. The article, entitled, "Urban planning: Green spaces for a better climate," can be found here.
Article about subproject 3 ("City Trees II") appears in the Süddeutsche Zeitung
On May 24th, an article appeared in the Süddeutsche Zeitung’s ‘München forscht’ series on the work of subproject 3 - City Trees II: Urban Trees under Climate Change. The article, “Grüne Klimaanlage” (Green Air-conditioner), provides insight into the research results, such as the special ability of Robinia (locust tree) to provide cooling effects.
Press event in Würzburg to the launch of the homepage of subproject 6: Climate Experience Würzburg
On 23rd of April 2018 in Würzburg representatives of the press, of subproject 6: climate experience Würzburg, of the city of Würzburg and of the Bavarian State Mininistry of the Environment and Consumer Protection came together to present the launch of the website http://www.klimaerlebnis.de for the first time to the public.
The website of subproject 6 shows live the current data of the different research stations. Hereby data on the climate on Würzburg at the different research stations and on the growth and ecosystem services of the studied trees can be seen.
More information can be found at:
Successful opening of the state horticultural show Wuerzburg (12nd April to 07th October 2018) with ZSK subproject 6
On Thursday, 12th April 2018 the state horticultural show 2018 in Würzburg was officially opened by Minister-President Markus Söder. Present were also team members of the subproject 6: climate experience Wuerzburg, to represent the project and the ZSK.
Members of the subproject 6 could explain the project "Climate Experience Würzburg" to Minister of the State Dr. Marcel Huber.
We are looking forward to a successful horticultural show!
Subproject 2: AAD - Exhibition IngolStadtNatur
As part of subproject 2: Animal Aided Design an exhibition and presentation will take place in Ingolstadt, Architekturforum, Donaustraße 10. Topic of the exhibition will be "IngolStadtNatur - Animal-Aided Design for the urban park Danube in Ingolstadt". Designs of the students of the University Kassel and the Technical University Munich will be displayed.
Opening: 02. March 2018, 5 pm
Opening times of the exhibition:
Fri. 02.03. 5-8 pm, Sat 03.03. and Sun 04.03. 2-6 pm
Fri. 09.03. 6-8 pm, Sat 10.03. and Sun 11.03. 2-6 pm
Fri. 16.03. 6-8 pm, Sat 17.03. and Sun 18.03. 2-6 pm
The project team would be pleased to welcome you at the exhibition!
Talk by Prof. Regine Keller "Designing Urban Natures"
On Wednesday, 31.01.2018 Prof. Regine Keller (subproject 4: 100Places:M) attended the event "Female Architects" in Frankfurt am Main and held a talk about the topic "Designing Urban Natures".