FG Städtebau und Urbanisierung

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Energy efficiency and design measures in social infrastructure planning (the case of Tehran)

Khodabakhsh, Peyman (2018)

Given the robust trends towards global urbanization propensity, the energy and sustainability challenges cannot be addressed without explicit consideration of urban energy systems and their specific challenges and opportunities. A considerable amount of energy waste in the building and transport sector comes about due to inefficient development patterns as well as consumption habits. Towards st...

Bioenergy production and sustainable development

Robledo-Abad, Carmenza ; Althaus, Hans-Jörg ; Berndes, Göran ; Bolwig, Simon ; Corbera, Esteve ; Creutzig, Felix ; Garcia-Ulloa, John ; Geddes, Anna ; Gregg, Jay S. ; Haberl, Helmut ; Hanger, Susanne ; Harper, Richard J. ; Hunsberger, Carol ; Larsen, Rasmus K. ; Lauk, Christian ; Leitner, Stefan ; Lilliestam, Johan ; Lotze-Campen, Hermann ; Muys, Bart ; Nordborg, Maria ; Ölund, Maria ; Orlowsky, Boris ; Popp, Alexander ; Portugal-Pereira, Joana ; Reinhard, Jürgen ; Scheiffle, Lena ; Smith, Pete (2017)

The possibility of using bioenergy as a climate change mitigation measure has sparked a discussion of whether and how bioenergy production contributes to sustainable development. We undertook a systematic review of the scientific literature to illuminate this relationship and found a limited scientific basis for policymaking. Our results indicate that knowledge on the sustainable development im...

From Targets to Action

Knopf, Brigitte ; Fuss, Sabine ; Hansen, Gerrit ; Creutzig, Felix ; Minx, Jan ; Edenhofer, Ottmar (2017)

At the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris in 2015 ambitious targets for responding to the threat of climate change have been set: limiting global temperature increase to “well below 2 °C […] and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C”. However, calculating the CO2 budget for 1.5 °C, it becomes clear that there is nearly no room left for future emissions. Sc...

Spatial Commons – urban open spaces as a resource

Pelger, Dagmar ; Klever, Paul ; Klotz, Steffen ; Pappert, Lukas ; Schulze, Jens (2017)

Space has to be discussed once one focuses on the commons, the natural and cultural resources securing the well-being of a community. The question of availability of these resources includes asking for the place where they are accessible or where they are made accessible and thus always the question of the spatial organization of this society. This publication wants to provide a first overview ...

Catching two European birds with one renewable stone

Creutzig, Felix ; Goldschmidt, Jan Christoph ; Lehman, Paul ; Schmid, Eva ; Blücher, Felix von ; Breyer, Christian ; Fernandez Milan, Blanca ; Jakob, Michael ; Knopf, Brigitte ; Lohrey, Steffen ; Susca, Tiziana ; Wiegandt, Konstantin (2014)

The threat of climate change and other risks for ecosystems and human health require a transition of the energy system from fossil fuels towards renewable energies and higher efficiency. The European geographical periphery, and specifically Southern Europe, has considerable potential for renewable energies. At the same time it is also stricken by high levels of public debt and unemployment, and...

Stakeholder involvement in sustainability science

Mielke, Jahel ; Vermaßen, Hannah ; Ellenbeck, Saskia ; Fernandez Milan, Blanca ; Jaeger, Carlo (2016)

Discussions about the opening of science to society have led to several developments: New fields of sustainability science and transformative research have emerged and the "megatrend" of stakeholder participation has reached the academic world and thus research processes. This challenges the way science is conducted and the tools, methods and theories perceived appropriate. Although researchers...

Participatory design in transit-oriented development uncovers social benefits

Fernandez Milan, Blanca ; Creutzig, Felix (2016)

Transit-oriented development (TOD) tackles multiple challenges simultaneously and fosters sustainable urban development. Low-carbon intensity transport modes help mitigating climate change, enhance the quality of local ecosystems and offer monetary savings. While less well studied, TOD also positively affects citizen’s social interactions. The social sustainability that can be drawn from TOD in...

How participatory planning processes for transit-oriented development contribute to social sustainability

Fernandez Milan, Blanca (2015)

Transit-oriented development (TOD) is a relatively recent neighbourhood development concept associated with the three dimensions of urban sustainability (environmental, economic and social). Traditionally, TOD has been associated with environmental and economic benefits. Recent research has shown evidence of positive social outcomes related to the spatial characteristics of TOD areas. But the s...

A systematic framework of location value taxes reveals dismal policy design in most European countries

Milan Fernandez, Blanca ; Kapfer, David ; Creutzig, Felix (2016)

Location values have long been recognized as an attractive instrument to raise municipal revenues. First, they increase fiscal efficiency and equability compared to traditional property taxes. Second, they can be used to enhance sustainable urban planning. The question of how to design a location value tax has long been discussed in various strands of literature, but there are few efforts to cr...

Municipal policies accelerated urban sprawl and public debts in Spain

Fernandez Milan, Blanca ; Creutzig, Felix (2016)

Urban form and resource consumption co-evolve dynamically with public finances. While in compact urban settlements public service is provided more efficiently, and in larger amounts per surface area, sprawled developments often translate into larger marginal infrastructure investments, and into higher rates of consumption of resources per capita: land, raw materials, and transport fuels. Yet th...

Water security in an urbanized world

Fernandez Milan, Blanca (2016)

Ensure access to water and sanitation for all is one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recently recognized at the international community. The combination of natural constraints, population forecasts and climate change threat this and other SDGs closely related. In cities, inequalities in water security become more explicit as complexity in water management given by institutional and ...

Reducing urban heat wave risk in the 21st century

Fernandez Milan, Blanca ; Creutzig, Felix (2015-09-05)

Global warming increases the frequency, intensity and duration of heat waves, particularly endangering urban populations. However, the health risks of heat waves are distributed unequally between people because of intrinsic person-specific characteristics and extrinsic factors. The confluence of forecasted urbanisation and projected heat wave increase necessitates the identification of strategi...

Beyond technology

Creutzig, Felix ; Fernandez Milan, Blanca ; Haberl, Helmut ; Khosla, Radhika ; Mulugetta, Yacob ; Seto, Karen C. (2016-09)

The assessment literature on climate change solutions to date has emphasized technologies and options based on cost-effectiveness analysis. However, many solutions to climate change mitigation misalign with such analytical frameworks. Here, we examine demand-side solutions, a crucial class of mitigation options that go beyond technological specification and costbenefit analysis. To do so, we sy...

Climate change, equity and sustainable development goals

Reckien, Diana ; Creutzig, Felix ; Fernandez Milan, Blanca ; Lwasa, Shuaib ; Tovar-Restrepo, Marcela ; McEvoy, Darryn ; Satterthwaite, David (2016)

Climate change is acknowledged as the largest threat to our societies in the coming decades, affecting large and diverse groups of residents in urban areas in this century of urbanization. The focus of climate change impact discussions conceivably shifts to who in cities will be affected how by climate change, bringing the urban equity question to the forefront and co-aligning with a set of key...

Making urban policies sustainable

Fernandez Milan, Blanca (2016)

Humanity is urbanizing rapidly. By now every second world citizen lives in cities. Scenarios suggest that by the middle of this century, almost 70 per cent of the global population will be urban. At the same time, cities constitute both sources but also potential solutions to climate change and other sustainability challenges. While there is an increasingly amount of research dealing with speci...

Spatial Commons – städtische Freiräume als Ressource

Pelger, Dagmar ; Klever, Paul ; Klotz, Steffen ; Pappert, Lukas ; Schulze, Jens (2016)

Die Beschäftigung mit den Gemeingütern, den elementaren natürlichen und kulturellen Ressourcen, die dem Wohle der Gemeinschaft dienen, fordert auch eine Auseinandersetzung mit Räumen. Denn die Frage nach der Verfügbarkeit von Ressourcen schließt die Frage nach dem Ort, an dem diese für die Gemeinschaft zugänglich sind oder zugänglich gemacht werden, und damit immer auch die Frage nach der räum...