Publications in Scientific Journals:

F. Reinwald, Z. Ring, F. Kraus, A. Kainz, T. Tötzer, D. Damyanovic:
"Green Resilient City - A framework to integrate the Green and Open Space Factor and climate simulations into everyday planning to support a green and climate-sensitive landscape and urban development";
IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Vol. 323 (2019).

English abstract:
Continued urban growth, densification and the constantly increasing number of days
with excessive heat provide challenging conditions for urban green infrastructure (UGI) and
intensify the Urban Heat Island effect (UHI). Therefore, new approaches are required to improve
the urban ecological function of buildings and to provide high-quality (urban) open spaces that
affect the meso- and microclimate in a positive way. Based on the research project "Green
Resilient City", this paper shows how climate simulations can support landscape and urban
planning and development. A proof of concept for a multiscale tool set for the evaluation,
regulation, and optimization of green and climate-sensitive urban planning projects is the overall
aim. The tool-set combines a Green and Open Space Factor, as an urban planning index and
controlling instrument, as well as three climate simulation models on different scales in order to
harmonize them: the GREENPASS® as an optimization instrument on parcel and neighborhood
level, MUKLIMO_3 on neighborhood and city level and Cosmo-CLM as evaluation tools on
mesoclimatic and regional level. Several advantages arise from the unprecedented combination
of these four instruments: It transfers the use of climate models to the planning process, enables
the testing and optimization of different UGIs with a focus on how they can influence the climatic
performance of the proposed design of an urban development or retrofit project and serves as a
scientific basis for urban planning decisions on a political level.

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