IALE 2023, 10.-14.07.2023, Nairobi, Kenia
Julius Knopp will give two presentations on "Spatial allocation of Ecosystem Services under contrasting scenarios of urban development across Chinese and European cities" and "High-resolution urban mapping for enhanced urban planning and management - A case study for Aarhus, Denmark".
New perspectives in earth observation (26.7- bis 28.7., Bonn)
The 4th Symposium
takes a look at exciting future fields of satellite-based Earth observation (EO). The event aims to provide a platform for dialogue among researchers, application and service developers, as well as data users in satellite Earth observation. This will effectively strengthen the exchange and networking among the participants. Ellen Banzhaf and Julius Knopp will also be participating in the symposium.
At the 11th World Congress of Landscape Ecology (IALE), studies by Julius Knopp, Ellen Banzhaf and Sebastian Elze will show the multi-faceted research field of urban remote sensing at the UFZ between 11 and 15 July 2023. Two presentations will give insight into the research on nature-based solutions in cities (REGREEN; regreen-project.eu/); The SUSOZ team will deal with Big Data of freely available earth observation data in the network project DREAMS to better record and evaluate rapid urban processes in sub-Saharan Africa.
As a contribution to the further development of geoinformatics in the social sciences, Sebastian Elze and Ellen Banzhaf are participating in the international Forum GI-Salzburg23. Together with governance and pedagogy colleagues, they will discuss the approach of walkable floor maps as an interactive tool.
Urban-Rural-Partnerships - Sustainable and Resilient
Stephan Bartke and Sigrun Kabisch, Eds.,
2023, printed edition of the Special Issue published in Land
The volume consists of 16 papers by speakers attending the international conference „Sustainable & Resilient Urban-Rural Partnerships - URP 2020“. The papers represent novel urban-rural imaginaries, integrated strategies and projects which explore current and future potential in terms of sustainability and resilience. They include conceptual and methodological considerations, as well as case studies dedicated to striking examples and providing transferable knowledge and solutions.
Link to the paper
JURSE 2023 - Heraklion Crete
16 May - 19 May 2023
As a member of the JURSE Scientific Committee, Ellen Banzhaf is participating in the Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event in Greece. There she will present central work of the platform project 6.4, Resilient Cities.
For further details see here.
Risk Communication to support property level adaptation
In January 2023, the final report of the project "PIVO - Private Eigenvorsorge" was published. The project was funded by the Federal Environment Agency (UBA). Under the coordination of Prof. Dr. Christian Kuhlicke, PIVO investigated how different communication formats (a serious game on flood protection, a simulation and a precautionary information campaign) affect the motivation of citizens to take precautions against the consequences of climate change. This report provides a detailed and illustrative overview of the developed communication formats and the results of an extensive evaluation. A longitudinal survey was conducted in 11 municipalities, with six cities serving as control municipalities in order to draw controlled conclusions on the effectiveness of the communication formats. You can find the report under the following link (it’s in German and includes a English summary).
New project on resilience planning in German municipalities
In December, the one-year project “Resilience in municipal practice – How about resilience?” started with the collaboration of Prof. Dr. Christian Kuhlicke, Prof. Dr. Dieter Rink, Janine Pößneck und Anika Schmidt. Financed by and in close exchange with the German federal association on housing and urban development, called vhw, the team will elaborate a survey of debate, knowledge and planning related to urban resilience in German municipalities. Based on literature analysis and interviews a synthesis report will be published at the end of the project. The overall goal is to further refine the concept of urban resilience and elaborate suggestions for municipal planning. The project is part of the platform project „Transformations towards resilient cities".