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Open Access Hitzeanpassung von Stadtquartieren: Akteursperspektiven und Umsetzungsansätze

Durch die projizierte globale Erwärmung werden sich Hitzeextreme verschärfen. Vor allem in den Städten wird die Lebensqualität der Stadtbevölkerung unter sommerlichen Hitzewellen leiden. Im Projekt HeatResilientCity werden bewohnerorientierte Hitzeanpassungsmaßnahmen an Gebäuden und im städtischen Freiraum entwickelt und geprüft sowie Empfehlungen für die Umsetzung gegeben.

The HeatResilientCity project applied insights from natural sciences, engineering and the social sciences to develop heat adaptation measures, test their effectiveness and partially implement them in two structurally different real-world laboratories in Dresden-Gorbitz and Erfurt-Oststadt. The present article discusses interventions to plant street trees and to refurbish two different residential buildings. We describe and analyse aspects of the implementation process to identify key factors that enable or constrain adaptation action among different groups of actors. We find that adaptation measures that are objectively effective and supported by residents are most appropriate for implementation. Where residents evince scepticism about adaptation measures, information about their effectiveness and usefulness should be disseminated. Early and targeted involvement of relevant stakeholders, careful communication and the establishment of climate adaptation as a permanent interdepartmental task at municipal level can promote successful implementation of heat adaptation measures.

Keywords: climate adaptation; implementation of adaptation measures; real-world laboratory; residents’ perspective; street trees; thermal adaptation of buildings; transdisciplinary research; urban districts

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Leibniz-Institut für ökologische Raumentwicklung e.V., Dresden 2: Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden, Dresden 3: Institut für Stadtforschung, Planung und Kommunikation (ISP) der Fachhochschule Erfurt, Erfurt 4: Technische Universität Dresden, Professur Meteorologie, Dresden 5: Hochschule Mittweida, Mittweida 6: Landesamt für Umweltschutz Sachsen-Anhalt, Halle (Saale) 7: Bundesamt für Naturschutz, Leipzig 8: Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt, Augsburg 9: Landeshauptstadt Dresden, Umweltamt, Dresden 10: Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Rheinland-Pfalz, Mainz 11: Landeshauptstadt Erfurt, Umwelt- und Naturschutzamt, Erfurt

Publication date: December 16, 2021

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