"Green City of the Future: climate-resilient neighborhoods in a growing city"

The aim of the joint project is to support cities in achieving their long-term climate policy goals and to pro­mote the develop­ment of climate-­resilient neighbour­hoods. In addition to the further development of exis­ting climate protection and adap­tation strategies, the focus is on the consider­ation of green and open spaces, which are under extreme pressure due to the growing popu­lation. To this end, the impact of green adap­tation measures is to be examined on a model basis - both for urban climate and water balance as well as for energy efficiency and sustaina­bility in existing buildings. The integration of qualitative research ap­proa­ches from a social and economic perspective as well as participatory approaches makes it possible to improve the quality of life for residents and economic feasibility. The findings are to be bundled in the form of recom­mendations for action, which will be made available to cities and regions with comparable chal­lenges.



Research questions

  • Which factors and instruments are effective in planning processes for the implementation of green infra­structure?
  • What regulatory services does green infrastructure (GI) provide for climate adaptation and climate protec­tion?
  • How can the space requirement for green infrastructure and the housing requirement be reconciled from the point of view of different target groups?
  • Which obstacles can impair the implementation of green infrastructure measures and how can these be reduced?


Project funding and run-time:

Federal Ministry for Education and Research (Funding code 01LR1727A)

Research and development phase from 01.10.2018 to 30.09.2021
Implementation and continuation phase from 01.12.2021 to 30.11.2023



Research and development phase: Technical University of Munich - Chair for Strategic Landscape Planning and Management
Implementation and continuation phase: Technical University of Munich - Institute of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Design and Building



Prof. Dr. Stephan Pauleit
Chair for Strategic Landscape Planning and Management, TU Munich
Emil-Ramann-Str. 6
85354 Freising


Cooperating Partners:

City of Munich: Department of City Planning and Building Regulations/ Department of the Environment and Health

Technische Universität München: Chair for Strategic Landscape Planning and Management/ Department for Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Planning and Building 

Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität: Institute for Sociology - Working Group "Local Adaptation"

Institute for Ecological Economic Research