In order to effectively counteract changing environmental conditions, 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 15 subprojects (nine running and five 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 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).
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?
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?
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?
Do tree species of other climate regions provide similar habitats than native tree species for the arboral fauna?
How can people be sensitized for the topics modern city planning, climate adaptation and ecosystem services?
What is the growth performance and climatic effect of trees in containers? How can trees in containers be planted professionally so that they can be used sustainably as an urban climate measure?
How can building redensification processes be planned and implemented from a holistic, climate-smart, and resource-conserving perspective in order to also integrate green space design, microclimate and life cycle analyses, and material use into the planning processes at an early stage?
How must an infiltration system that is integrated in terms of settlement water technology, plant and animal ecology be designed in order to be optimized in terms of its urban climatic effect as well as its absorption capacity, storage capacity and drainage of precipitation water and its purification capacity of the soil body?