854319 Schwerpunktprojekt zur Landschaftsplanung (in Eng.)

Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Gugerell, Katharina , Horn, Laura
Angeboten im Semester
Sommersemester 2022
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen


Grey, Green & Blue. ‘How-to’ densification on neighborhood scale in Salzburg

Austria continuously underperforms regarding its national sustainability and climate goals and shows notable voids regarding their implementation (EEA 2020; Ennöckl 2021; IEA 2021; Steurer et al. 2020): this underperformance is obvious when observing Austria’s land-consumption and performance regarding meeting comate goals. In early 2021, the World Wide Fund for Nature published its latest Land-Report for Austria, blaming Austria for failing to reach its sustainability objectives through its exhaustive land-use consumption of 13 hectares per day (WWF 2021). With a peak of an average 25 ha daily land use in 2010, the average land use is steadily decreasing (Environment Agency Austria 2019), but it still falls short of the 2002 target of 2.5 ha per day (BM LFUWW). More than 50% of land consumption is related to building- and residential development. Different governmental programs stress that compaction, retrofitting, and grey- and brownfield developments should be prioritized over greenfield developments, i.e., the promotion of developments with small spatial footprints. Since in Austria the Bundesländer (nine provinces) are legally responsible for spatial- and urban planning, the Government Program calls the Länder to support, subsidize and implement redevelopment and densification over further greenfield developments to achieve efficient land management (Bundeskanzleramt Österreich 2020). Consequently, also cities are required to reduce their land-consumption: compaction and re-densification strategies have reached the public- and media discourses in Austria. Residential development should be implemented within the city boundaries and its existing built environment and must not longer continue as greenfield developments at the city fringe and outskirts (Claassens et al. 2020).Previous research shows that since the 1980s, re-densification as part of re-urbanization has become one of the core measure in most European cities (Kabisch et al. 2019). Re-densification is the consequence of adapted planning strategies aimed at increasing the housing stock (Domschky et al. 2018). Different methods have been developed to tackle inner-city developments and depend on the general availability of land. Many of them aiming to increas urban density, which is one of the major planning goals in urban practice and -research (BBSr 2017; Domschky et al. 2018; Meijer and Jonkman 2020; Rettich and Tastel 2020. Possible interventions range from brown- and greyfield developments to soft and hard densification approaches (Claassens et al. 2020).

In this project will focus on the development of densification projects in close relation to the green (and blue) infrastructure in the city of Salzburg: in small teams you will be developing a project on neighborhood scale, exploring the close relation of urban density, building typology and green-spaces.

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen (erwartete Kenntnisse)

knowledge and skills in LUP, building typologies, green&blue infrastructure, design methods (e.g. building models) are required


When finishing this course, I can/have…
… understand, can explain and discuss densification, re-densification and retrofitting and its relation to (quality) green spaces and green infrastructure
… analyze neighborhoods regarding their potential for densification/re-densification
… actively develop plans and solutions for urban densification and green infrastructure on neighborhood scale
… develop solutions by working with models.
… evaluate different plans and design solutions and discuss their quality regarding livability, quality/quantity of green/blue infrastructure and overall urban quality
… discuss the developed plans/solutions and compare them with the current academic discourse and can present this argument in written form
… present, discuss and reason my work in a public presentation with a poster and model.
… gained experience in interdisciplinary working, by collaborating with students from the University of Applied Sciences Salzburg
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