SMARTilience

The project SMARTilience sets itself the goal of designing a municipal control model for a climate-resilient urban development and using the two German cities of Halle and Mannheim in the application to transfer. The control model should include all process steps of planning, implementation and evaluation, and support municipal decision-makers and actors in forward-looking, efficient climate action. The goal is to bring together innovative governance formats for integrated municipal management with concrete action areas of a climate-resilient city (for example, data-based planning procedures, innovative citizen participation formats, investment in ecosystem services and networked technologies, etc.) and to test them in the form of real-world laboratories

 

In July 2020, a six-part digital input session series for municipal climate actors on the topics of heat, Reallabor, pandemic, climate protection and climate impact adaptation and spatial data started.

 

Together with Drees and Sommer and the twin cities Halle (Saale) and Mannheim with their urban GIS experts, a questionnaire was designed to find out the current state of spatial data use in the two cities.

 

On the occasion peer-to-peer learning Sabine Falk (Halle/Saale) visited the New Year's Reception of the City of Mannheim to look over the shoulder of her colleague Laura Kaiser from Mannheim for one day during the work shadowing.

 

Zukunfstsstadt 2019

How do the cities of our future look like?
Which problems do the municipalities face and how can we learn from each other?

 

19.6.2019

SMARTilience Syntegration - Mannheim

How can we govern integrated climate change mitigation and adaptation in cities?

 

WDR 5 „Neugier genügt“

This interview is only available in German.

 

20.3.2019

SMARTilience Kick-off Treffen in Stuttgart

Nach einer zweijährigen Definitionsphase ist das SMARTilience Projekt nun offiziell zum 01.02.2019 gestartet.

 

Interview

Stuttgarter IAT & Partner develop a control model for efficient climate trading in Halle (Saale) and Mannheim - climate-friendly urban development through SMARTilience.

What is at issue?

While municipal climate protection has become an integral part of strategic development in many German municipalities, adaptation to climate change is even less prominent on the municipal political agenda. The scientific community agrees that numerous negative impacts of climate change cannot be prevented at the local level in the medium to long term, and that local adaptation strategies are becoming increasingly important. However, there is still a lack of adequate control approaches that enable municipalities to strategically address climate resilience as part of a variety of different goals and to translate it into intergovernmental action plans. On the other hand, a large number of concepts and tools already exist, for example from the Fraunhofer innovation network "Morgenstadt", which enable more efficient control of complex urban development processes, but which have not yet been applied in the context of climate resilience in cities.

What does SMARTilience offer?

The SMARTilience project aims to design a municipal governance model for climate-resilient urban development and to implement it in the two German major cities of Halle and Mannheim. The governance model should cover all process steps of planning, implementation and evaluation, and support municipal decision-makers and stakeholders in foresighted, efficient climate action. In this process, innovative governance formats for integrated municipal management are to be brought together with concrete fields of action within climate-resilient city (e.g. data-based planning procedures, innovative citizen participation formats, investment in ecosystem services and networked technologies, etc.) and tested in the model cities.

In addition, political recommendations for action will be developed for the federal government, the states, and the EU with the aim of integrating municipal climate resilience into the existing regulatory framework. In a further step, new financing models are to be identified to ensure adequate participation of the private sector in investments in climate resilience.

Overall, the project is highly transdisciplinary and application-oriented. The results should therefore contribute to a systemic energy- and resource-efficient, climate-adapted and socially inclusive sustainable development of municipalities in Germany.

How is SMARTilience structured?

A first step is to research and systematise the state of knowledge on management practices and on planning, implementation and assessment instruments for collective climate mitigation and adaptation in cities in order to make them publicly accessible via an OpenAccess platform.

The integrated governance model will then be designed together with the project partners and external experts, within the supporting framework of the Syntegration method. It will then be applied in the model cities of Halle (Saale) and Mannheim, taking into account the specific requirements based on geodata. Based on the resulting practical experience, the governance model will be further developed into a prototype.

Critical to SMARTilience's success is the intensive exchange of knowledge between all project partners and in particular between the participating cities and as well as with external experts. Therefore, peer-to-peer learning and the publication of research results take on a central role.

SMARTilience is funded by the BMBF within the funding measure »Implementation of the Flagship Initiative City of the Future«. The research and development phase of the project began in February 2019 and will run until the beginning of 2022.

Reallabor Halle (Saale)

Halle (Saale) is the most populous city in Saxony-Anhalt and is one of the most densely populated areas in Central Germany. A diverse art and cultural scene as well as a science and research location with the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the vineyard campus and the seat of several universities characterize the city.  After 20 years of urban shrinkage, a turnaround in urban development towards a growing city has now taken place.

 

Challenges

Extreme weather events, floods, heavy precipitation, heat waves in the old town core, storms and invasive plant and animal species.

 

Measures planned in the project

The Reallabor Halle (Saale) investigates the resilience respectively vulnerability of the urban area using geo-information. Its aim is to determine what changes the area under investigation will face in terms of expected climate change, what sensitivities it shows to the expected changes and how high the potential is for meeting the emerging challenges.

For this purpose the Reallabor Halle (Saale) analyzes the existing spatial data across departments, identifies optimization potentials for topic-specific data stocks (data gaps) and user-oriented data utilization strategies are developed. Local vulnerabilities, needs and adaptation potentials are going to be supported, systematized and visualized using data technology.

The result is an individual spatial data use strategy for the city of Saale. In addition to specific urban areas with climate relevance (fresh and cold air channels, heat islands), risk and hazard areas will be also determined in order to be able to derive further targeted adaptation and prevention measures.

The use of municipal spatial data in particular for integrated action is currently still well below the possibilities:
Data is not be analyzed across departments and therefore flows comparatively little into higher-level management decisions. Possible synergy and savings effects of different municipal areas of action remain invisible and may not be collected.

At present, municipal spatial data is mainly be provided on a supply-oriented basis and only to a limited extent on a use-oriented basis. The use of spatial data for the analysis of synergies, for the prioritization and operationalization of measures and for targeted communication with various actors is still in its infancy. For an intelligent, smart and more extensive use of data, useful information is to gain from the available data. This is made possible by combining (spatial) data, context and interpretation and is being driven forward in the Reallabor Halle (Saale).

  • Inventory of the spatial data infrastructure and municipal spatial data use in Halle (Saale)
  • Identification of optimization potentials (data gaps, strengths and weaknesses of data usage)
  • Development of a data use strategy for the geo-information portal Halle (Saale), by which relevant impacts, needs and adaptation requirements for climate impact adaptation can be visualized
  • Communication and processing of the necessity for climate impact adaptation for the urban society
  • Updating and implementation of the integrated climate protection concept and interlocking with existing plans in the city
  • Checking transferability to other municipalities / learning from each other (peer-to-peer)
  • interdisciplinary exchange and networking activities

 

Contact

Sabine Falk, M.Sc.
Dienstleistungszentrum Klimaschutz
Sabine.Falk@halle.de

 

Links & Further information

www.Klimaschutz.halle.de [in german]

Model City Mannheim

Mannheim is the third largest city of Baden-Wuerttemberg and the center of economic, ecological, cultural and social processes in the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region on an area of 145 km². Furthermore, Mannheim distinguishes itself as a location of trade and industry, as a university city and as an important transport nodal point. As Germany´s most compact metropolis, Mannheim continues to grow as a diverse, tolerant and liveable city, shaped by its 320.080 citizens (31.12.2018).

 

Challenges

increased temperature, increased air pollutants, lack of cold air supply, extreme storm weather conditions, humidity as well as heavy rainfall events, flooding, water scarcity, invasive plant and animal species

 

Measures planned in the project

Analysis of the available (geo-) data and development of a strategy for the use of data for climate protection and adaption

Consideration of climate protection and climate change adaption in current projects of urban development or planning and approval procedures as well as cross departmental work

Implementation of the “Urban Governance Toolbox” to analyze the concrete need for action and to select suitable planning and implementation measures taking into consideration the specific problem in Mannheim

development of heat action plan 

Increased communication and citizen participation in climate change mitigation and adaption to show specific needs, identify consternation and profit from available synergies

Action plan 2030 for climate protection and climate change adaption to support integrated sustainable urban development

Peer-to-Peer: systematic promotion of exchange and learning between project partners (mentoring, studying, shadowing)

 

Contact

Agnes Schönfelder
Klimaschutzleitstelle Stadt Mannheim,
agnes.schoenfelder@mannheim.de

Laura Kaiser
Klimaschutzleitstelle Stadt Mannheim
laura.kaiser@mannheim.de
 

Links & Further information

MANNHEIM AUF KLIMAKURS [in german]

Konzept „Anpassung an den Klimawandel in Mannheim“ [in german]

Leitbild „Mannheim 2030“ [in german]

Homepage Stadt Mannheim [in german]

Drees & Sommer Advanced Building Technology GmbH (DreSo)

Drees & Sommer is Germany‘s market leader for project management and real estate consulting services. Renowned for innovation, sustainability and engineering, Drees & Sommer is a reliable partner for consulting, planning, construction and operation of buildings and infrastructures. The Drees & Sommer BLUE CITY team has extensive experience with urban development projects and will support the Living Labs in developing workable, real-world strategies.

 

Role in the project

Together with the other partners, Drees & Sommer will develop geodata utilization strategies to identify  interdepartmental synergies,  Support the implementation of municipal climate protection and adaptation strategies and improve internal and public communication of climate resilience topics.  Geodata use is regarded as a key technical instrument of an integrated, socio-technical control model for municipal climate resilience.


Contact

Alyssa Weskamp
Drees & Sommer Advanced Building Technology GmbH
Alyssa.weskamp@dreso.com

Philipp Groß
Drees & Sommer Advanced Building Technology GmbH
philipp.gross@dreso.com


Links & Further information

https://www.dreso.com/

HafenCity University Hamburg, Department Urban Planning and Regional Development

The department of urban planning and regional development (department director: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Knieling) has extensive experience in implementation, coordination and processing of application-oriented research projects with focus on climate protection and climate adaptation.  The focus of the numerous German, as well as EU research projects lies in analysing climate-relevant governance and planning issues of cities and regions, as well as their implementation in planning practice.

 

Role in the project

The department of urban planning and regional development (department director: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Knieling) has extensive experience in implementation, coordination and processing of application-oriented research projects with focus on climate protection and climate adaptation.  The focus of the numerous German, as well as EU research projects lies in analysing climate-relevant governance and planning issues of cities and regions, as well as their implementation in planning practice.

 

Contact

Prof. Dr. Jörg Knieling
joerg.knieling@hcu-hamburg.de

Nancy Kretschmann
nancy.kretschmann@hcu-hamburg.de

Olga Izdebska
olga.izdebska@hcu-hamburg.de

Links & Further information

https://www.hcu-hamburg.de/research/arbeitsgebiete-professuren/joerg-knieling [in german]

Universität Stuttgart  – Institute of Human Factors and Technology Management (IAT)

The Institute of Human Factors and Technology Management (IAT) at the University of Stuttgart cooperates closely with the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO and combines applied research with practice by providing an in-depth understanding of organizational forms and technology. In the field of mobility and urban system design, the Institute concentrates its competence in order to make the city of tomorrow sustainable, livable, resilient and safe with the participation of all relevant actors.

The IAT contributes intensive experience in the coordination of national and international research projects as well as methodological know-how and governance expertise in urban development projects to SMARTilience.

 

Role in the project

The IAT is leading the consortium and manages the overall project. It serves as the internal and external contact for SMARTilience. The IAT will accompany the project from a scientific perspective and contribute years of expertise in innovative urban system design and in the governance and implementation of urban development projects.

 

Contact

Rebecca Nell
Urban Data & Resilience
Rebecca.nell@iao.fraunhofer.de

Dr. Natalie Pfau-Weller
Urban Governance Innovation
Natalie.Pfau-Weller@iao.fraunhofer.de

Sophie Mok
Urban Economy Innovation
sophie.mok@iao.fraunhofer.de
 

Links & Further information

https://www.iat.uni-stuttgart.de/en/

Malik Management Zentrum St. Gallen GmbH

Malik is a leading knowledge organization in system cybernetic general management, the design of control models and the transformation of systems. In cooperation with cities and metropolitan regions, the reference area is the integration of all relevant stakeholders, the design of suitable control models and the rapid and robust implementation of strategies. Based on 40 years of research Malik has summarized a repertoire of methods and instruments as Malik ManagementSystems®, which supports customers e.g. from the urban area to develop a strategy for the city of the future together with all relevant actors, e.g. the Brainport Smart District.

 

Role in the project

The partner Malik has many years of experience in strategy and organizational development. The Syntegration method of Malik, a procedure for co-operative and co-creative strategy development, which has already been used successfully in several German and international urban and regional development projects, will be implemented in SMARTilience.

 

Contact

Constantin Malik
Malik Management Zentrum St. Gallen GmbH
Constantin.Malik@mzsg.ch

Links & Further information

https://www.malik-management.com/

Download information

Further information about SMARTilience can be found in our project brochure

Smartilience brochure (PDF Smartilience_Poster_A0) [only available in german]

Rebecca Nell, M. A.

Urban Data & Resilience

Fraunhofer IAO | IAT
Nobelstraße 12 | 70569 Stuttgart | Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 711 970 2385
Mail: rebecca.nell@iat.uni-stuttgart.de

Dr. Natalie Pfau-Weller

Urban Governance Innovation

Fraunhofer IAO | IAT
Nobelstraße 12 | 70569 Stuttgart | Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 711/ 970 21 96
Mail: natalie.pfau-weller@iat.uni-stuttgart.de

Sophie Mok, M.Sc.

Urban Economy Innovation

Fraunhofer IAO | IAT
Nobelstraße 12 | 70569 Stuttgart | Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 711 970-2217
Mail: sophie.mok@iat.uni-stuttgart.de