Environmental Risks in Urban and Regional Development

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The Environmental Risks in Urban and Regional Development research area deals with the analysis and assessment of environmental risks caused by natural hazards and climate change as well as with the respective measures, strategies and tools required for taking the risks into account. Our  research focuses on thermal and hygric environmental impacts and on typical receptors in particular of urban space.

Research Topics

  • Vulnerability of Buildings, Cities and Regions
    In this line of research we analyse the vulnerability of buildings, cities and regions to selected environmental impacts as well as the resulting risks by means of engineering and environmental science studies. [more]
  • Spatial Modelling of Risks and Risk-reduction Measures
    In this line of research we model and visualise the spatial risks of selected environmental impacts, including the impact of risk reduction measures on various actors. [more]
  • Risk Management Strategies and Legal Instruments
    In this line of research we examine and develop strategies of risk management and risk governance as well as regulatory proposals for legal instruments of risk prevention. [more]