Risk Habitat

Strategies for Sustainable Development in Megacities and Urban Agglomerations

A Helmholtz Research Initiative 2007 - 2011


The initiative will:

  • contribute to the specification of sustainability objectives for the future development of megacities;
  • assess characteristic risks, their driving factors and consequences in megacities;
  • design strategies and instruments for risk management as key tools for sustainable urban development;
  • develop implementation solutions that take the institutional, political, economic, and social aspects within megacities into account and
  • build a platform for continuous learning and application in order to integrate academic research and practice.