Third-party funded project

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

Research department: Politics and Planning

Project Leader within IRS: Prof. Dr. Kristine Kern

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

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
March/29/2022

Since 2018, the ExTrass project of the IRS research group Urban Sustainability Transformations has been researching how active German cities – especially medium-sized cities and smaller large cities – are in climate policy: What they are doing to adapt to increasing extreme weather events, but also to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. In cooperation with the University of Potsdam and other partners, the team developed both a quantitative overview and detailed qualitative case studies. Now a two-year transfer phase has begun, in which the ExTrass research results will be translated even more strongly into recommendations for planning and municipal policy practice. more info

Publications

Haupt, W., & Kern, K. (2020). Entwicklungspfade von Klimaschutz und Klimaanpassung in Remscheid. Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung. http://hdl.handle.net/10419/214661
Haupt, W., Eckersley, P., & Kern, K. (2021). How Can ‘Ordinary’ Cities Become Climate Pioneers? In C. Howarth, M. Lane, & S. Amanda (Eds.), Addressing the Climate Crisis: Local Action in Theory and Practice (pp. 83-92). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-79739-3_8
Kern, K., & Haupt, W. (2021). Von Reallaboren zu urbanen Experimenten: Deutsche und internationale Debatten. Raumforschung und Raumordnung, 79(4), 322-335. https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.48
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. (IRS Dialog; Vol. 2021, No. 3). Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung. https://leibniz-irs.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Transferpublikationen/2021/IRS_Dialog_multi-level_governance.pdf
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]. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169131
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]. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-021-03142-9
Haupt, W., Eckersley, P., & Kern, K. (2021). Transfer und Skalierung von lokaler Klimapolitik: Konzeptionelle Ansätze, Voraussetzungen und Potenziale. (IRS Dialog; Vol. 2021, No. 1). Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung. http://hdl.handle.net/10419/230620
Irmisch, J. L., Haupt, W., Eckersley, P., Kern, K., & Müller, H. (2022). Klimapolitische Entwicklungspfade deutscher Groß- und Mittelstädte. (IRS Dialog; Vol. 2022, No. 2). Leibniz-Institut für Raumbezogene Sozialforschung. https://leibniz-irs.de/medien/irs-dialog/klimapolitische-entwicklungspfade-deutscher-gross-und-mittelstaedte
Huber, B., Irmisch, J. L., Ullrich, S., & Miechielsen, M. (2021). Förderung der Integration von Klimaanpassungsmaßnahmen an Hitze und Starkregen in die kommunale Planung: 21. bis 23. September 2021 : Dokumentation des ExTrass-Workshops. https://www.uni-potsdam.de/fileadmin/projects/extrass/Dokumentation_SP-Workshop_ExTrass_Sep2021.pdf