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WP 5000 - Trends and Risks of Urbanisation



The higher-ranking goal of WP5000 is the identification and development of strategies for sustainable development of urbanized areas in the YRD. Especially against the background of the scarcity of natural resources (foremost water) and on-going climate change, a sustainable development is of central concern (Li et al., 1999). With respect to this the pending questions arises how sustainable development within the area of conflict between urbanization, associ-ated land-use change by infrastructure development, urban sprawl, population pressure and social transformation processes can be archived. Urban water resource management, future-proof urban planning and adequate steering tools play a decisive role. Especially the derivation of highly detailed geodata in combination with socio-economic and demographic data as well as the development of scenarios for the YRD is of crucial importance to generate a holistic perspective. With it the basis for sustainable, future-proof regional management and urban planning will be given.



WP 5000 is structured in four Tasks with following Activities:


Task 5100: Monitoring and analysis of urbanisation

  • 5110 Developing methods for monitoring-technique
  • 5120 Analysis of spatial urbanisation
  • 5130 Object-oriented development of classification algorithms and 3-D city model
  • 5140 Urban structural analysis

Task 5200: Analysis of socio-ecologic change

  • 5210 Analysis of socio-ecologic secondary data
  • 5220 Analysis of water scarcity and urban development
  • 5230 Analysis of water usage in urban areas
  • 5240 Analysis of urban and peri-urban transformation processes

Task 5300: Modeling and scenario-development for urban areas

  • 5310 Surveying, analysis and evaluation planning system
  • 5320 Concept and development CA-Model
  • 5330 Calculation of scenarios

Task 5400: Inter- and transdisciplinary development of recommendations

  • 5310 Analysis of urban areas
  • 5320 Development and analysis of vulnerability profiles
  • 5330 Development of recommendations
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