Cities nowadays face the necessity of combining a wide range of land uses constrained to a small area. These should respond to the diversity of needs, like recreation and room for activities, but should allow as well the connection to nature, the generation of energy from renewable sources, and the adaptation to extreme weather events. As a consequence, conflicts can arise not only between users, but as well between climate protection (reduction of relevant emissions for the mitigation of climate change) and climate adaptation goals (enhancement of the resilience to extreme climatic conditions). A climate protection strategy, such as the use of photovoltaic panels may encounter conflict with a climate adaptation strategy, such as the use of large trees to create shadow that reduces the Urban Heat Island Effect.
The goal of the project is to develop intelligent solutions to overcome the competition over land and to achieve an added value for climate protection and adaptation in urban areas. This goes beyond the identification of synergies and conflicts at the building scale. Clever Combined approaches seek for the combination of uses in urban areas, which link goals of climate adaptation and mitigation through multi-coding. This concept allows the combination of functions and their integration in city districts (combinations between green areas, rainwater management, energy production, overheating prevention, and recreation). Clever Combined addresses the feasibility of the combination of uses, the legal framework, as well as the key issues for the implementation of the multi-coding concept (production, service, maintenance and financing models).
The project (Clever kombiniert: Klimaschutz und Klimaanpassung – Flächensynergien am Gebäude und im Quartier) is funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), within the program “Strategies for the Adaptation to the Impacts of Climate Change”. It is integrated in the funding priority 3 “Local pioneering initiatives, as well as establishment of local and regional cooperation” (registration code 67DAS128). This three year project is supported by the project management organization Zukunft – Umwelt – Gesellschaft gGmbH (ZUG).
Clever Combined Contact
Hamburg Ministry of Environment and Energy
General Directorate for Nature Conservation, Landscape Planning and Energy
Division of City-wide Strategies for Open Spaces and
Division of Renewable Energy - Heat Concepts
Dr. Maja Berghausen
040 428 40-8048