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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News
November/26/2020

The Finnish city of Turku is considered a pioneer in urban climate policy. It wants to be climate-neutral by 2029. On behalf of the city and in cooperation with the Åbo Akademi University, the IRS is investigating in the project "Matching Forerunner Cities" (MaFoCi) what Turku can learn from similarly positioned cities in the North and Baltic Sea region in terms of climate protection, and what the cities can learn from each other. Now the final workshop of the project took place. The publication of results is expected in early 2021. more info