In view of the rising level of perceived uncertainties and crises in many areas of action relevant to planning (climate, energy, society, economy/finance), but also when considering the mega trends of digitalisation and automation, the important contribution to future-oriented spatial development that resilience strategies in respect of social, ecological and economic matters can make is once again discussed. Resilience refers to a city’s ability to cope with crises without losing its identity. The issue of resilience here must be addressed in the context of complex social, building, environmental, and economic challenges and how they interact.
Central fields of work and research can be found in the following areas:
+ Climate protection and adaptation in an urban and regional context
+ Energy planning
+ Spatial and infrastructure planning in the context of social, environmental, and technological challenges
+ Natural hazard management
+ Development of robust, adaptable urban systems and architectures