854331 Global aspects in landscape planning (in Eng.)

Vorlesung und Exkursion
Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Angeboten im Semester
Sommersemester 2023
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen


In the course of climate change cities and urbanized areas will be increasingly affected by heat waves, resulting draught and flooding. Urban growth, alongside increasing density in urban areas, has put urban green spaces and open landscapes under pressure and has led to its loss. Climate change is intensifying the so-called urban heat island effect and has negative impacts on cities, their residents and their quality of life and health. Currently, formal and informal planning tools for climate neutral/adaptive cities are being developed in practice and research. Green cool spaces are an urban amenity that supports a good quality for varying everyday realities of people of different gender, age, social and cultural backgrounds in the urban context. The fair distribution of private and public green and open spaces is a key factor for environmental and social justice for all residents in cities. Gendered and climate approaches to cities and regions will make useful contributions to sustainable liveable just cities and regions. (European Green Deal, 2020)“. (refers to the Call of Membership 2020, adapted Damyanovic und Sturm 2021)

Research questions for the course (to be discussed):
How is the social and gender dimension integrated in climate neutral/adaptive planning processes instruments, policies and initiatives of (green) cool urban spaces and landscapes in the European context?

Which concepts of gender and climate justice are reflected in these instruments and initiatives?

What is the added value to integrate a gender and climate just perspective on planning urban open spaces?

(for the lecture, adapted Damyanovic 2022)

Invited speakers:
apl. Prof. Dr. Tanja Mölders –Leibniz Universität Hannover

keywords: climate change, gender and climate justice, urban open spaces and landscapes, SDG's, sustainability sciences

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen (erwartete Kenntnisse)

good oral and written English is a required skill


Students develop a critical understanding on global aspects which play a role with regard to landscape and spatial planning issues.

Students learn about the significant impact e.g. demographic change, political changes, urbanization or climate change, have on the spatial development and socio-economy at different scales.
The aim of this course is to provide an overview of gender- and climate-just approaches referring to open spaces to demonstrate understanding and critical thinking on the key issues that underpin the understanding of gender- and climate justice referring to spatial sciences.

The course will focus on:
• Gender - Environment - Sustainability: Perspectives, Concepts and Positions
• Gender dimension and Climate change• Climate justice, low carbon development and just transitions, • Instruments, policies and initiatives transferring to urban open space planning.

Throughout this course there will be a strong focus on the gender- and climate-just dimension which will provide the basis for understanding equitable management of urban open spaces
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