GREENING – CLIMATE AGENDA
I build expert teams with a focus on three major areas of urban intervention to develop policies and solutions corresponding to the city’s decision powers and resources and promote the climate agenda (climate neutrality and adaptation) combined with new potential for local economies, strengthening social inclusion and improving general life quality. We integrate risk management in all approaches, planning for resilient urban systems disposing of diverse local solutions and reducing dependance from large centralized systems and infrastructures. We provide advice on sustainable funding and financing solutions.
Buildings: Energy efficiency policy including municipal services and infrastructures (e.g. municipal LED-lighting), retrofitting neighborhoods, passive architecture, hybrid structures and use of sustainable local methods and materials, testing and prototyping, heating & cooling with renewables, supporting local cooperatives, local energy storage solutions
Waste and Water Management: Energy transition strategy integrating waste and water management, integrated energy planning and zoning in all new developments and regeneration projects, hybrid energy and local/regional storage solutions, identifying local potential and introducing local circular economy concepts.
Greening: Responding to floods and land-slide risks or extreme heat, „repairing“ urban heat islands, protecting and expanding the „Urban Forest“: urban greening plans aim at gradually creating networks of green and open spaces, connecting parks and squares with linear green boulevards, introducing water elements, integrating vertical greening, green roofs and accessible inner/backyards, bringing nature back to the city and transforming urban life quality, supporting community projects.