Augsburg stays cool
During the heatwave in the summer of 2019, temperature measurements and surveys of the heat awareness of residents were undertaken in around 600 households in the "Abc – Augsburg bleibt cool" (Augsburg stays cool) project. The results are used to identify summer heat areas in Augsburg and to thus support municipal planning processes to reduce the heat load in the city and to protect vulnerable population groups.
A total of four workshops are planned to transfer the measurement results into municipal practice. The first of these four workshops on "heat protection in urban planning" was held on 23 April 2020. Due to the current Corona situation, this was held in virtual form, bifa was responsible for the organisation, concept and moderation. With the help of various online tools it was possible to give the 20 participating urban and green space planning, housing management and science experts insights into the results of the Augsburg field campaign, and to present best practice examples. Working in small groups, measures were worked up to reduce the heat load in Augsburg’s neighbourhoods. The focus was placed on water areas, planting and green infrastructure, cold air lanes and possible designations for masterplans or land use plans.
The set of measures worked up will be used as a basis in the continuation of the project, in order to modify the heat zones identified within the Augsburg city area in an exemplary way so that the heat load is reduced and the occupancy quality in summer temperatures can be improved. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit). The project partners are the University of Ulm, the City of Augsburg, the University of Augsburg, the aerial photography evaluation and environmental consultants "Sachverständigenbüro für Luftbildauswertung und Umweltfragen" (SLU) and bifa.
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