Projects

Current projects

INKA

The joint research project "INKA" (Professional integration of volunteers in crisis management and civil protection), in cooperation with relevant representatives of civil protection in Germany, aims to develop optimized solutions for the professiona...

Morgenstadt – CityInsights Phase II

The world is changing fast and entire industries are reinventing themselves in response to complex transitions in social, economic, and environmental arenas. Increasing urbanization is a key trend and the design of city systems will play an essential...

Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX)

The Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) project aims to make humanitarian data easy to find and use for analysis. So, how do we plan on making that happen? We are working on three elements that will eventually combine into an integrated data platform. ...

Completed projects

Morgenstadt - CityInsights

In march 2012 the German cabinet passed the national high-tech strategy 2020, framing the CO2-neutral and energy efficient and liveable city of the future as essential part of the upcoming nataional research agenda. The innovation network "Morgenstad...

Agent-based Simulations in Quarter Deployment

A theoretical construct In Germany the last few years the problems of the social insurance system have been discussed in public discourse about "demographic change." The question frequently raised asks how the system can be sustained when people age...

CoMStaR

Abstract Global restructuring and urbanization presents a great challenge for urban and regional planning and highlights a pressing need for sustainable planning strategies. Current sustainable strategies focus on development concepts such as re-den...

Politische Evaluation des Projektes "Soziale Stadt" in Essen

Einführung Altendorf gehört zu den Stadtteilen in Essen, in denen Problemlagen durch zunehmende gesellschaftliche Segregation entstanden sind und vorhandene Entwicklungsdefizite bisher nicht kompensiert werden konnten. Die vorhandenen Akteure sind...

Neighborhood Analysis

Abstract Keim (1979) and Matthiesen (1998) showed that a milieu distinction in addition to the former social structures differentiation of the society in classes, stacks, ethnic groups and generations could give urban sciences a deeper understandin...