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luedekem.jpg Matthias Lüdeke Senior Scientist, Interdisciplinary modelling of coupled man-environment systems in relation to Global Change, emphasis on new formal methods. Present research foci: Climate Change and Urban Development, Impacts on Infrastructure &, Global Vulnerability Profiles
diego3x4.jpg Diego Rybski Senior Scientist: cities and climate change (impact, adaptation, and mitigation); city fundamentals (size, growth, and structure); cities and climate change driven natural hazards

Cities and Infrastructure Models:

  • URBGRAV - The URBan GRAVity model explores the concept that growth is more likely to take place close to urban space, as formulated more generally by W.R. Tobler 1970 "Everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things".
  • CITY-OPTIONS - is a (growing) collection of modules which can be combined to quantitatively assess adaptation options regarding future Climate Change in urban areas.
  • D-CEP - Double-Canyon Urban Canopy Scheme is an urban parametrization for use in regional climate models to assess urban climate, energy use and adaptation options.


Cities Climate-KIC
Satellite based analysis and modelling of CO2 and air pollutant emissions for megacities
June 2013 – May 2016, Funded by: Climate-KIC
Reconciling Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development for Cities
October 2012 – September 2017, Funded by: EU - European Union
Urban Climate and Heat Stress in mid-latitude cities in view of climate change - driving forces, mitigation and adaptation
July 2012 – June 2015, Funded by: DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Sustainable Cities in South-East Asia / Stadtentwicklung in Asien: Entwicklung klimasensitiver Anpassungsplane
February 2010 – November 2013, Funded by: BMU - Bundesministerium fur Umwelt
Hyderabad - RD2
Klima und Energie in einem komplexen Transformationsprozess zur Nachhaltigkeit in Hyderabad: Nachhaltige Anpassung an und Mitigation des Klimawandels mit Blick auf Lebensstile und Konsummuster
July 2008 – June 2013, Funded by: BMBF
Kritische Infrastruktur, Bevolkerung und Bevolkerungsschutz im Kontext Klimawandelbeeinflusster Extremwetterereignisse
October 2009 – December 2012, Funded by: BBK-Bundesamt fur Bevolkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe
Risikoabschatzung der zukunftigen Klimafolgen in der Immobilien- und Wohnungswirtschaft
June 2012 – June 2012, Funded by: Uni Regensburg, Inst. fur Immobilienwirtschaft (UREG)
Contact: Gerstengarbe, Friedrich-Wilhelm
Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf den Strassenbetriebsdienst
June 2012 – September 2013, Funded by: Hochschule Biberach
Contact: Gerstengarbe, Friedrich-Wilhelm
Anpassung an den Klimawandel durch räumliche Planung; Grundlagen, Strategien, Instrumente
January 2008 – December 2010, Funded by: MWFK Ministerium fur Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur Brandenburg
Contact: Stock, Manfred


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