Currently running subprojects


How can public places look in the future? Due to the inves­tigation of 100 public places in Munich and the ana­lysis of the interacting effects of climate change and the heat island effect as well as design, use and appro­priation of public places, this question will be examined within the frame­work of the project.

Wuerzburg Climate Experience

Cities are character­ized by a specific climate compared to their rural sur­roun­dings. Based on several sites within the city of Würzburg this project aims at un­covering in which way the climate of urban sites differs depen­ding on urban greening (trees) and how urban trees change the climate of an urban site and vice versa. In this way, the rele­vance of trees for urban plan­ning can be demon­strated. 

Colorful Ribbons for our Cities in Times of Climate Change

The stable growth of many cities and the in­creasing amount of soil sealing in rural areas change the land­scape and the habi­tats of many animal and plant species. The project therefore studies the bio­diversity of urban green, it's esthetic and spatial plan­ning tasks and it's function of climate regulation. 


The research project aims to close existing knowlege gaps in relation to the climatic effect and growth conditions of trees in containers as well as to properly plant new trees in containers for use as a sustainable urban climatic effective measure.
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Ecosystem Services of Urban Green

The design of public squares and city green often is mostly driven by esthetics. However, climate change poses problems, the thermal comfort of humans is poor at sealed, highly frequented squares and can lead to health problems. With two modelling approaches, this project will analyse the ecosystem services of urban green and further quantifiy the effects of changes concerning climate and existing structures.

Redensification in the Context of Climate Change

Cities are most vulnerable to climate change. Redensification processes should be planned and performed holistic, climate resilient and resource-conserving. With digital 3D-city models, simulation and visualisation methods will be developed, alleviating the evaluation of planning alternatives in municipal assessment processses. For public participation planning, options can be illustrated with prototypical implemented 3D tools.