Urban environmental risks
Unravelling the dynamics of exposure and adaptive behavior
To understand and solve the challenges of urban transformations, it is necessary to analyze perceptions, motivations, and behavior of relevant actors (home-owners, vulnerable persons, city officials, ...). As climate adaptation is always a local process, a challenge for SP3 is to consider and link different scales.
The sub-project will assess exposure and risks for persons, groups and cities/neighborhoods (urban exposomes) as well as perceptions of urban environmental risks and behavior, because individual and collective adaptation have a decisive impact on future climate impacts. To overcome sectoral approaches, we will co-design (communicative) strategies and (modelling) tools for individual & urban adaptation to climate change. This work addresses the specific demands for novel visions and concepts for the adaptation of cities; we provide an interdisciplinary approach and cooperate within IPl6 and IPl4-IPP-CityTech.
Our tasks include:
- Empirical studies and their innovative evaluation by means of newly developed approaches combining modelling, measurements, observations, perceptions, as well as longitudinal study designs
- Assessment of long-term trends (incl. meta analyses) of adaptive behavior in large networks, its motivating/limiting factors (socio-psychological, resources, capacities, etc.), coping with higher-order risks
- Recommendations for (urban and personal) adaptation, prevention, and precautionary measures − co-developed with and tailored to the end users
Projects, we are contributing to or which we coordinate: