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PolyUrbanWaters National Stakeholder Workshop

PolyUrbanWaters

Last week, the PolyUrbanWaters team organised the three-day National Stakeholder Workshop in Laos Vietnam. There, PolyUrbanWaters, together with the project implementation committee, presented the key findings of the draft baseline study and the first urban development.
After an engaging and productive week. During which the interdisciplinary project partners of the Project Implementation Committee developed a better awareness of the current and future challenges, opportunities and optional strategies.

“Urban Quality of Life” Workshop at Magdeburg University

Build4People

On 24 November 2022, the Build4People Urban Quality of Life Workshop took place at Magdeburg University. For Build4People urban quality of life is the common link of our scientific-conceptional, analytical and normative dimension, which we consider to be the general foundation for our people-driven approach.

COP27 Side Event "Knowledge for sustainable and resilient cities in times of climate change: Latest findings and persisting needs"

MYrisk, SURE Facilitation & Synthesis Research Project

On 14 November, Prof. Frauke Kraas (MYrisk) and Prof. Jörg Noennig (SURE Facilitation and Synthesis Research project) took part in the side event "Knowledge for sustainable and resilient cities in times of climate change: Latest findings and persisting needs" at the German Pavillon at COP27.

SURE Facilitation & Synthesis Research Project at Urban Transitions 2022

SURE Facilitation & Synthesis Research Project

The SURE Facilitation and Synthesis Research project will contribute to the Urban Transitions Conference 8 - 10 November in Barcelona with two paper presentations. The first will be on the topic "The use of AI in sustainable urban development research: Natural language processing (NLP) usage in urban research, a comparative analysis between different AI engines". The other...

URA Symposium 2022

URA

Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, our URA symposium has been successfully completed on the 2nd and 3rd of November 2022. This intensive workshop offered us an opportunity to jointly reflect and develop further the project process.

Workshop as part of the Disaster Risk Reduction Conference 2022

MYrisk

From Oct 25-27 2022, the German Red Cross, with the support of BBK, katNet and DKKV, organized the Disaster Risk Reduction Conference in a digital format. In this context, the MYrisk project, in collaboration with the Cologne Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK), conducted a workshop...

Science Workshop of WP #6: "Sustainable Urban Transformation"

Build4People

On 06 October 2022, the Build4People Work Package #6 “Sustainable Urban Transformation” and their research partners from the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) held a productive Science Workshop at the Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Centre. The aim of the workshop...

Final Round and Award Ceremony of the Design Competition for Implementing Green-blue Infrastructure in Huế

GreenCityLabHuế

The GreenCityLabHuế invites all interested people to the final round and award ceremony of the design competition for implementing Green-blue Infrastructure in Huế. The design competition is held for four individual plots, so called Showcases.

Spacial Image Lab: Cooperative paths to a sustainable and climate-friendly region of Nordhausen

URA

At the third workshop, the Spatial Image Lab, excellent presentations and discussions were held to find out what possibilities there are for implementing the approaches the URA team has collected for Spatial Image in the Nordhausen area.

SURE at the IOER Annual Conference 2022

SURE Facilitation & Synthesis Research Project

Agota Barabas and Joerg Rainer Noennig will give a presentation on the topic “Transformation research: A cross-cutting perspective on tools, technologies and approaches for sustainable urban regions development projects” at the IOER Annual Conference 2022 in Dresden on 23 September 2022 on behalf of the SURE Facilitation & Synthesis Research project.

5th World Planning Schools Congress and 16th Asian Planning Schools Association Congress 2022

PolyUrbanWaters

Partners form South East Asia and Germany will host a panel discussion titled “Water-sensitive transformation of secondary and tertiary cities in South East Asia” at the 5th WPSC and the 16th APSA Congress in Bali, Indonesia.

5th World Planning Schools Congress and 16th Asian Planning Schools Association Congress 2022

FloodAdaptVN, IMECOGIP, PolyUrbanWaters, SURE Facilitation and Synthesis Research Project

The three research projects FloodAdaptVN, IMECOGIP and PolyUrbanWaters as well as the SURE Facilitation and Synthesis Research project will host a parallel session on the topic...

Science Workshop of WP #2 Sustainable Building: “Energy-Efficient & Sustainable Building Design for a Tropical Climate"

Build4People

On 18 August 2022, the WP#2 “Sustainable Building” 2nd Science Workshop took place within the one day seminar on “Sustainable Development, Sustainable City, Smart City, Cambodia “ at the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC), Phnom Penh.

SURE at the AESOP Congress 2022

SURE Facilitation & Synthesis Research Project

Mai Ahmed will give a presentation on the topic “Unknown knowns: Knowledge mining for sustainable transformation research and practice” at the AESOP Congress in Tartu, Estonia on 27 July 2022 on behalf of the  SURE Facilitation & Synthesis Research project.

WP#1 “Behaviour Change” Science Workshop

Build4People

On 25 July 2022, the Build4People Work Package #1 “Behaviour Change” team met for a Science Workshop with the aim of discussing recent research activities and the outlook of further work and collaboration steps during the ongoing Research and Development Phase of the Build4People project.

SURE Hosted a Networking Event at the World Urban Forum

SURE hosted a Networking Event at the #WUF11 on “Science Meets Policy: New Approaches for Multisectoral Collaborations to Build Urban-Rural Resilience for Sustainable Futures”. Thank you to all participants for the insights and the fruitful discussion!

Dissemination Event with Center for Khmer Studies

Build4People

Joint Build4People Webinar with Centre for Khmer Studies: »The role of environmental psychology in promoting urban quality of life in Cambodia«

Time for Change – The Role of Environmental Psychology in Promoting Sustainable Urban Environments

Build4People

Most of the world’s population lives in urban areas, which provide people with resources that meet their daily needs to a certain extent. At the same time, ecosystems in urban regions – and at the global level – are threatened...

Understanding Water Infrastructures. Participatory Workshops in Sam Neua, Laos

PolyUrbanWaters

The PolyUrbanWaters team has continued its work in the field with participatory workshops, this time in Sam Neua, Laos, to discuss the current status of water in the city (based on the findings of the baseline study report).

Water in the Neighbourhood. Building Water-sensitive Visions. Participatory Workshops in Sleman, Indonesia

PolyUrbanWaters

On the 9th of June, the PUW team organised participatory workshops in Sariharjo Village, Sleman, Indonesia to discuss the current state of water in the city – based on the results from the Baseline Study Report – and to develop the first water-sensitive visions for the village.

Presentation of Study from Build4People at the Living Planet Symposium

Gulam Mohiuddin, Research Associate from Build4People Work Package 4 Urban Green Infrastructure at Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development has attended the recent Living Planet Symposium in Bonn, Germany, from 23-27 May 2022.

4th Build4People Curriculum Development Summit Meeting with Representatives of Royal University of Phnom Penh

On 18 May 2022, representatives of Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) met with representatives from the Build4People project to discuss a potential cooperation in the field of joint curriculum development.

Dissemination Event with Center for Khmer Studies

Build4People

Joint Build4People Webinar with Centre for Khmer Studies: »Urban Climate in the Planning Process«

Sustainable Building Arena Workshop

Build4People

Co-development of sectoral vision and of a preliminary Transition Agenda with sustainability-oriented frontrunners

WP#4 Science Workshop 2022

Build4People

Kick-off meeting »Designing MSc and PhD curriculum for regional and urban planning«, hosted by Royal University of Agriculture

Ecocity Transition Lab @ Phnom Penh City Hall

Build4People

To conduct a collaborative and trans-disciplinary planning workshop that aims to create an understanding of the relevant local issues within the dynamically growing Chbar Ampov District, located at the urban-rural edge in the Southeast of Phnom Penh

PolyUrbWaters Thursday Talk – Stormwater Management in Hamburg: Shifting to a New Approach in Urban Water Management and Stormwater Management

PolyUrbanWaters

On 3 January 2022 Dr. Sonja Schlipf gave a Thursday Talk on new approaches for urban water management and stormwater management in Hamburg. In order to address the increasing accumulation of storm water events, droughts and hot spells, HAMBURG WASSER and the Hamburg Environmental Authority (now BUKEA) launched the collaborative process of RainWaterInfraStructureAdaptation (RISA)...

Dissemination Event with Center for Khmer Studies

Build4People

How to support a transition pathway of Phnom Penh towards more urban sustainability? Introduction of the approach of »Sustainable Urban Transformation« ...

Kick-off Workshop of the »Huế Initiative – Green Space, Green City« Design Competition

GreenCityLabHue

In the afternoon of December 11, 2021, the Mientrung Institute for Scientific Research (MISR) of the Vietnam Museum of Nature (VNMN), the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) in collaboration with the Independent Institute for Environmental Issues (UfU, Berlin) and the Faculty of Architecture, Huế University of Sciences (HUSC) implemented the Kick-off Workshop for the »Huế Initiatives – Green Space, Green City« Design Competition...

Urban-Rural (Dis-)Continuities

URA

Following the call for new integrated territorial planning approaches and people- and place-based development at the urban-rural interface that is aligned with the localisation of SDG’s and the New Urban Agenda (NUA), the session takes stock of recent attempts to develop new approaches which accounts for the manifold interrelations and linkages ...

FloodAdaptVN discussed at the 11th International Forum on Green Technology and Management (IFGTM 2021)

FloodAdaptVN

The University of Tuebingen team presented results of their research on urban heat effects in Vietnamese metropolitan areas at the 11th International Forum on Green Technology and Management (IFGTM 2021), Can Tho, Viet Nam.

57th. ISOCARP World Planning Congress

LIRLAP, Build4People, URA, PolyUrbanWaters & SURE Facilitation Project

The session introduced innovative planning approaches from a newly setup long-term funding priority of BMBF called Sustainable Development of Urban Regions (SURE). In total it stretches over a period of more than eight years with different funding phases incorporating 10 large research consortia involving ...

PolyUrbWaters Thursday Talk – Towards Climate Resilient Semarang: From the City Scale to Resilient Kampung (Neighborhood)

PolyUrbanWaters

On the last session of Thursday Talks, Rizqa Hidayani, an Urban Planner and Program Manager at Kota Kita, gave a presentation via Zoom on the topic: Towards Climate Resilient Semarang – From the city scale to resilient kampung (neighborhood).

Disaster Risk Reduction Conference 2021

MYrisk

Prof. Dr. Kraas participated in the panel discussion on »Urban Resilience in Germany and in an International Context« at the Disaster Risk Reduction Conference (DRC), which took place digitally on 25-26.10.2021.

PolyUrbWaters Thursday Talk – Building Climate Resilience in Bremen

PolyUrbanWaters

On the 30th of September 2021, Dr. Christof Voßeler was the guest on PolyUrbWaters Thursday Talk – a practice oriented science-policy dialogue – and gave a presentation on Building climate resilience in Bremen.

Trialog 2021 Conference

PolyUrbanWaters, Build4People & SURE Facilitation Project

At the Trialog 2021 Conference: Changing Voices, PolyUrbanWaters, together with SURE and Build4People Team discussed the role of civil society organisations in action research. During the session, several projects of the research programme Sustainable Development of Urban Regions (SURE) supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) introduced ...

Virtual Stakeholder Workshops with Thailand and Vietnam Partner

LIRLAP

The proj­ect conducted its first two on­line stakeholder workshops with the project partners from Thailand and Vietnam. The aim was to introduce the proj­ect and discuss fu­ture joint work steps in the two new partner coun­tries and to tackle several topics with the ...

Virtual Kick-Off Event

FloodAdaptVN

The FloodAdaptVN team presented the experiences and results of the 21-month Definition phase and provided an outlook on the collaborative activities of the Research and Development phase in next four years. The Kick-Off ended with an active and fruitful discussion of the FloodAdaptVN participants and stakeholders ...

First International Conference

PolyUrbanWaters

The first international conference within the framework of the PolyUrbanWaters research and development project will explore the political, ecological and social relevance of integrated approaches in management of urban waters on a global scale.

Closing Workshop of the Definition Phase

GreenCityLabHue

On March 11th 2021, the MienTrung Institute for Scientific Research (MISR) together with its project partners Humboldt University Berlin (HUB), the Independent Institute for Environmental Issues (UfU), the Hue Institute of Development and Studies (HueIDS), and the Faculty of Architecture of the Hue University of Science (HUSC) successfully ...