is co-producing climate-adapted upgrading and retreat schemes with inhabitants to elevate livelihoods; mainstreaming locally viable strategies for upgrading and retreat and integrating resilience planning
Prof Dr Mathias Garschagen, Dr. Barbara Demeterova, Liss Bethany and doctoral student Lena Grobusch (all LMU Munich), Hannes Lauer, IREUS, University of Stuttgart, and Dr. Wolfgang Scholz, IRPUD, TU Dortmund took part in the SURE Status Seminar 2023 in Bangkok at the end of September 2023. All ten BMBF-funded projects of the Sustainable Urban Regions (SURE) program met there and discussed their project progress, highlights and further upcoming work steps until the beginning of 2025. Dr Wolfgang Scholz also gave one of the two input presentations for the panel discussion "Urban Planning and Decision-Making Towards Sustainability". The focus was on the role that urban planning in the global South can play in climate adaptation measures and how resilient, livable and inclusive cities can be created through forward-looking urban planning. However, the problems of climate adaptation under conditions of poverty and informality must also be recognised as crucial.
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding this project within the framework of the Strategy „Research for Sustainability" (FONA).