Third-party funded project

Urban Resilience vis-a-vis Extreme Weather Events - Typology and Transfer (ExTrass)

Research Department: Institutional Change and Regional Public Goods

Project Leader within IRS: Prof. Dr. Kristine Kern

Project Team: Dr. Wolfgang Haupt Dr. Peter Mark Eckersley Janne Lis Irmisch

Consortium: Universität Potsdam (Coordination) Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space Adelphi Research gGmbH Landeshauptstadt Potsdam Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. Stadt Remscheid Stadt Würzburg

Funding Organization: Federal Ministry for Education and Science (BMBF)

Duration: 10/2018 - 12/2021

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ExTrass seeks to better prepare medium-sized and large cities in Germany for heavy rainfall and heat. To this end, restraining and enabling factors of urban climate adaptation are analysed and successfull measures are identified. A large part of the project work is undertaken in three case study cities: Potsdam, Remscheid and Würzburg. Here, among other things, the project team tests greening measures, works towards climate-sensitive urban planning, contributes data on city climate, educates the population on risks and improves contingency plans. In addition, opportunities for exchange are created so that cities can better learn from each other.

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Publications

Otto, A., Kern, K., Haupt, W., Eckersley, P., & Thieken, A. (2021). Ranking Local Climate Policy: Assessing the Mitigation and Adaptation Activities of 104 German Cities. Climatic Change, 167(1-2), [5]. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-021-03142-9
Eckersley, P., Kern, K., Haupt, W., & Müller, H. (2021). The Multi-level Context for Local Climate Governance in Germany: The Role of the Federal States. Erkner: Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung.
Kern, K., Irmisch, J. L., Odermatt, C., Haupt, W., & Kissling-Näf, I. (2021). Cultural Heritage, Sustainable Development, and Climate Policy: Comparing the UNESCO World Heritage Cities of Potsdam and Bern. Sustainability, 13(16), [9131]. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169131
Kern, K., & Haupt, W. (2021). Von Reallaboren zu urbanen Experimenten: deutsche und internationale Debatten. Raumforschung und Raumordnung, 322-335. [79(4)]. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.48
Haupt, W., Eckersley, P., & Kern, K. (2021). Transfer und Skalierung von lokaler Klimapolitik: Konzeptionelle Ansätze, Voraussetzungen und Potenziale. (IRS Dialog; Vol. 2021, No. 1). Erkner: Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung.
Haupt, W., & Kern, K. Entwicklungspfade von Klimaschutz und Klimaanpassung in Remscheid