Sustainable Urban Regions

Our Collaborative Projects in Southeast Asia and China

Build4People

Sustainable Urban Regions
  • Sustainable urban transformation
  • Energy and resource-efficient building
  • Integrated urban neighbourhood development
  • Promotion of urban quality of life
  • Urban greening and urban climate
  • Environmentally friendly behaviour and sustainable lifestyles

CHARMS

Sustainable Urban Regions
  • Energy efficient society
  • Sustainable utilisation concepts for historic wooden houses
  • Increase of indoor comfort
  • Improvement of air quality
  • Urban quality of life

emplement!

Sustainable Urban Regions
  • Sustainable supply and waste infrastructure
  • Social and environmentally sustainable technologies
  • Conceptual and technical synergies
  • Resource-efficiency
  • Urban-regional cooperation
  • Sustainable urban-rural development
  • Implementation processes

FloodAdaptVN

Sustainable Urban Regions
  • Earth observation, mapping and analysis of nature and infrastructure
  • Modelling and scenario development of flood events
  • Ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction
  • Strengthening climate resilience
  • »FRAME« information system for risk-informed planning
  • Adaptive and sustainable urban development

GreenCityLabHuế

Sustainable Urban Regions
  • Strengthening climate resilience
  • Modelling of nature-based solutions and blue-green infrastructure
  • Participation, co-learning and co-creation
  • Sustainable urban transformation
  • Heat adaptation and air quality improvement
  • Improving the urban quality of life

IMECOGIP

Sustainable Urban Regions
  • Strategic planning of »green infrastructure«
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Sustainable urban development
  • Climate protection and adaptation
  • Knowledge transfer into planning practice
 

LIRLAP

Sustainable Urban Regions
  • Integrated urban development and sustainable neighbourhoods
  • Urban quality of life
  • Environmentally friendly behaviour and sustainable living
  • Strategic risk reduction of informal settlements
  • Improving socio-economic vulnerability
  • Participatory urban development
  • Transferability of resilient urban planning

MYrisk

Sustainable Urban Regions
  • Integrative, sustainable risk management
  • Concepts of multiple risk prevention
  • Culturally adapted risk prevention
  • Protection of personal documents
  • Securing of critical infrastructure
  • »Build back better« strategies
 

PolyUrbanWaters

Sustainable Urban Regions
  • Water-sensitive transformation of urban spaces
  • Sustainable water management
  • Efficient municipal services of general interest
  • Resilience to droughts and floods
  • Reliable drinking water and sanitation supply
  • Urban quality of life

URA

Sustainable Urban Regions
  • Strategic planning and governance tools
  • Integrated territorial development
  • Strengthening urban-rural relations
  • Strengthening circular development
  • Urban-rural material flows, socio-spatial practices and migration
  • Urban-rural landscape typologies and ecosystem services
 

Research is Cooperation

Initiatives for the sustainable development of fast-growing cities and urban regions will only be effective in the long term if local decision makers have the appropriate know-how. This is where the ten collaborative projects from the SURE funding priority come in: Their research activities point out the ecological and economic circumstances as well as the urban planning and technological requirements under which climate-friendly and resilient lifestyles can successfully be implemented. In this context a close cooperation with actors from politics, public administration, civil society and business in Southeast Asia and China is crucial. By means of collaborative working methods between German and Asian partners from different disciplines sustainable and accepted solutions are developed that have a high implementation potential. The associated institutions in Germany, Southeast Asia and China work together as equal partners (»co-creation by peers«).

Sustainable Urban Regions

Collaborative Projects and Partners in Germany

Learn more about the extensive cooperation network of our ten collaborative projects in Germany. Here you can find the coordinating institutions and their partners from science and practice.

Build4People

Sustainable Urban Regions
Coordination partner
Hamburg, Universität Hamburg – Institute of Geography
Research partners
  • Magdeburg, University Magdeburg
  • Tübingen, Eble Messerschmidt Partner
  • Eberswalde, University for Sustainable Development
  • Stuttgart, University of Stuttgart
  • Lohfelden, Institute for Climate and Energy Concepts (INKEK)

CHARMS

Sustainable Urban Regions
Coordination partner
Leipzig, Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy (IMW)
Research partners
  • Kassel, Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology (IEE)
  • Valley, Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (IBP)
  • Berlin, Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS)
  • Stuttgart, Fraunhofer Morgenstadt Innovation Network
  • Stuttgart, BABLE

emplement!

Sustainable Urban Regions
Coordination partner
Stuttgart, AT-Verband – Association for the promotion of adapted, socially and enviromentally sound technologies
Research partners
  • Frankfurt, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences – The Frankfurt Research Institute for Architecture, Civil Engineering, Geomatics
  • Saarbrücken, IZES gGmbH – Institut für ZukunftsEnergie- und Stoffstromsysteme
  • Wolfenbüttel, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences – Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Hohenheim, University of Hohenheim – Agricultural Engineering in the Tropics and Subtropics
  • Tübingen, University of Tübingen – Department of Geoscience

FloodAdaptVN

Sustainable Urban Regions
Coordination partner
Wessling, The German Aerospace Center (DLR) – The German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD)
Research partners
  • Tübingen, University of Tübingen – Department of Geoscience
  • Saarbrücken, IZES gGmbH
  • Heidelberg, geomer GmbH
  • Bonn, United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security
  • München, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) – Department of Geography

GreenCityLabHuế

Sustainable Urban Regions
Coordination partner
Berlin, Independent Institute for Environmental Issues e.V. (UfU)
Research partners
  • Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin – Geography Department

IMECOGIP

Sustainable Urban Regions
Coordination partner
Dortmund, Ruhr-University Bochum – Faculty of Geosciences
Research partners
  • Dortmund, Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development (ILS)
  • Bochum, City of Bochum – Dezernat für Bauen, Umwelt und Mobilität
  • Gelsenkirchen, City of Gelsenkirchen
  • Düsseldorf, Ministry for Environment, Agriculture, Conservation and Consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Herne, Bosch and Partner GmbH

LIRLAP

Sustainable Urban Regions
Coordination partner
Dortmund, TU Dortmund – Department of Spatial Planning
Research partners
  • Stuttgart, University of Stuttgart – Institute of Spatial and Regional Planning
  • München, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München – Department of Geography
  • Dortmund, KaiserIngenieure Dortmund

MYrisk

Sustainable Urban Regions
Coordination partner
Köln, University of Cologne – Institute of Geography
Research partners
  • Köln, Hochwasserschutzzentrale der Stadtentwässerungsbetriebe Köln
  • Köln, Amt für Feuerschutz, Rettung der Bevölkerungsschutz der Stadt Köln
  • Bonn, German Committee for Disaster Reduction (DKKV)

PolyUrbanWaters

Sustainable Urban Regions
Coordination partner
Bremen, BORDA e.V.
Research partners
  • Köln, TH Köln – Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics
  • Berlin, TU Berlin – Habitat Unit
  • Bremen, City of Bremen
  • Hamburg, Hamburg Wasser
  • Berlin, German Water Partnership e.V.

URA

Sustainable Urban Regions
Coordination partner
Berlin, TU Berlin – Institute of Architecture
Research partners
  • Berlin, TU Berlin – Chair of Circular Economy and Recycling Technology
  • Berlin, TU Berlin – Center for Cultural Studies on Science and Technology in China
  • Weimar, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar – Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism
  • Dresden, Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development
  • Berlin, Urban Catalyst GmbH
  • Apolda, The International Building Exhibition IBA Thüringen GmbH
  • Berlin, Architecture Forum GmbH (AEDS)
  • Berlin, Network Campus Berlin (ANCB)