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Urban Strategies for Adapting to Climate Change (StadtKlimaExWoSt)

Both, causes and consequences of climate change mainly affect urban areas and must therefore be examined. Climate change increases the already extensive urban heat islands. The built-up environment, i.e. buildings and infrastructures, neighbourhoods and whole cities, especially respond to the foreseeable climate change (e.g. heat waves, extreme weathers, floods).
Project start: February 2010


As a consequence, cities must prepare for climate change, last but not least with regard to the durability of the built infrastructure. Integrated strategies by cooperation of various stakeholders and on various administrative levels are required. This also concerns enterprises in the housing and real estate industry sectors, which, jointly with cities, are required to develop integrated strategies to protect against and to adapt to climate change.

Two subprojects started within the research field "Urban Strategies for Adapting to Climate Change" which is part of the German Government's Experimental Housing and Urban Development (ExWoSt) research programme:

  • Subproject I: Local strategies and potentials to tackle climate change ("StadtKlima")
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  • Subproject II: Strategies and potentials of the real estate and housing industry to tackle climate change ("ImmoKlima")

In the context of model and pilot projects of this field of research, exemplary concepts are to be investigated.

Additional Information

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Dr. Fabian Dosch
Division I 6 - Urban, Environmental and Spatial Monitoring
Phone: +49 228 99401-2160
Ute Birk
Division II 13 - Housing and Property Industry
Phone: +49 228 99401-1242

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