In Kooperation mit der BOKU Wien, der ETH Zürich und dem KIT organisiert die TU Graz eine internationale Konferenz zu Fragen des Beitrags der gebauten Umwelt zu einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung. Die Sustainable Built Environment D-A-CH Conference 2019 (kurz SBE19 Graz) findet von 11. – 14. September 2019 an der TU Graz statt.
Special Session with Vera Enzi and Susanne Formanek
„Urban Green Infrastructure and Re-naturing Cities“
The Green Infrastructure Strategy of the European Commission and nature-based solutions grew more visible and important in the last decade, especially serving as climate change adaptation tools for healthier and liveable urban environments and cities. They offer protection against heat and storm water, fresh water and clean air, recreation spaces, secure the future of food and even bring benefits to buildings lifespan and energy efficiency just to name a few. Still, implementation is lacking behind due to multilevel barriers. Stakeholders from Science, Professional businesses, public sector and citizens are therefore working together in European to national research and demonstration projects in order to answer current and future implementation questions for green infrastructure. Nature has to find their space and synergies with other important development areas like Mobility, Energy Efficiency, Digitalization and Social Development. The focus of this session is to highlight and share current project outcomes of technological improvements certain GI and NBS types and other implementation driving research results, for example in demonstration, monitoring, simulation, certification, finance, policy and co-creation, data, etc. in the European and Austrian community of City of the future and Smart Cities. Insights in integrated planning approaches, targeting other important sustainable future as mobility, energy, digital, neighbourhoods and social cohesion are warmly welcome.