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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2018-04-01 - 2018-12-31

Increasing urban densification and changes due to climate change pose new challenges for urban planning and architecture as well as for landscape architecture and landscape planning. The declared goal of the City of Vienna is to increase the quality of life in the developed urban area through integrated bundles of measures, including the greening of, for example, roofs and buildings is subsumed (Climate Protection Program of the City of Vienna). In particular, the "Urban Heat Island Strategy Plan Vienna" sees increasing the green share in the city as a central strategy for dealing with the challenges outlined above. Natural-based solutions such as façade and green roofs contribute to the well-being of residents and reduce the heat load, support air purification, increase biodiversity and the quality of life in the city, and not least have an urban-design effect. The aim of the study are surveys on the feasibility of facade and green roofs in subsidized housing. This includes: (1) the collection and analysis of good practice examples, (2) the recording of the success factors and obstacles in the planning and implementation as well as (3) the derivation of recommendations for the decision makers in the (housing-)policies.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-11-01 - 2019-06-30

The consequences of climate change have a significant impact on natural hazard management, especially in the Alpine region. The existing protection strategies and measures have proven themselves in many ways, but constantly need to be adapted and improved, in particular in the light of changing climatic, environmental and living conditions. The cooperative research project, as a part of the Interreg Alpine Space Project AlpGov, compiles the scientific basis in the context of climate change adaptation and risk management applying a literature review, expert interviews and workshops. The aim of this project is to review the current state-of-the-art on governance mechanisms in climate change adaptation and to provide contributions to enhance a coherence of governance in the Alpine Space by identifying synergies between risk management and climate adaptation strategies.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2018-01-01 - 2018-06-30

The project aims to describe and communicate gender competence in the field of traffic planning and mobility management. In this context, gender competence means, on the one hand, combining the acquired gender-differentiated expert knowledge with the job-specific expert knowledge (expert competence) and, on the other hand, the ability to apply the diverse gender analyses in one's own field of expertise (method competence). These competencies should be linked to the constructive formation of sex ratio and gender relations in one's own organization or team (social competence). It manifests itself in the ability to reflect on one's own gender roles and gender roles within the organization as well as the assessment of one's own strengths and weaknesses. (Self-competence). Gender competence is taught in working groups and workshops which will be documented.

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