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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2021-09-01 - 2023-08-31

The aim of the project "DraussenDaheim - Promoting climate-neutral mobility through digitally supported scenarios of gender-just urban public open spaces" is to develop a method for the simulation-based evaluation of different planning scenarios of urban open spaces with a focus on gender-relevant groups. In particular, the question of when the green and open spaces are (should be) available to whom and with what time and economic effort they are (should be) accessible to whom is examined. The point is that space-time (policy) should be an explicit component of urban and spatial planning and its implementation in practice will be investigated. The time management concept of urban open spaces is to be developed by means of analyses, gender-appropriate visualisations and a simulation-based evaluation together with gender-relevant groups.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2021-04-01 - 2022-03-31

As part of the comprehensive village renewal in Burgenland, the village renewal mission statement of the Parndorf community was developed from April 2009 to spring 2010 in the course of numerous participation events by the community's residents. After more than 10 years of validity of the village renewal mission statement, the aim of the study is to evaluate and update the implementation. This offers the unique opportunity to scientifically evaluate the results and the implementation of the measures and to check the effectiveness of this rural development instrument. The central research question is: What effects does village renewal in the Parndorf community have on the quality of life in the community and what future challenges are there in community development?
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2021-04-01 - 2022-01-31

Urban growth and the increasing densification of urban areas lead to land use and target conflicts and, as a result, to a loss of green (and blue) infrastructure. However, it is precisely green and blue infrastructure that makes a contribution to alleviating the challenges of climate change. Numerous studies have confirmed these contributions. In connection with the changes caused by climate change, such as a strengthening of the urban heat island effect or dealing with heavy rain events, this development presents the City of Vienna with a challenge. The assignment of a horticultural design of non-built-up, but buildable areas intended to support the maintenance or creation of green spaces as well as to reduce surface sealing in the settlement and can thus make a contribution to adaptation to climate change. In reality, however, an increasing sealing of plots can be observed, especially in allotment garden areas and allotment garden areas for year-round living as well as in residential areas of construction class I. This basic study is intended to make a contribution to the assessment of the current situation and developments in these land use categories as well as possible improvements in the control of the greening and, based on this, recommend specific measures and instruments for implementation. The different performance of horticultural design elements, i.e. various urban green infrastructure elements in relation to biodiversity and their microclimatic performance (focus on heat and heavy rain) should also be presented.

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