District development in times of structural change & climate change

Increasing the quality of life is an important goal of sustainable district development. This concerns not only environmental aspects (e.g. reduction of CO2 emissions , air pollution, noise), but also costs (e.g. projects that can be financed) and social aspects (e.g. educational opportunities, increasing community through suitable meeting places, etc.). It should be noted that all aspects are interrelated. For example, if mobile workplaces are created, employees can take time off to spend with their families and at the same time CO2 can be saved.

How can possible concepts for sustainable district development look like?
How can citizens be involved in the planning?
How can living space be made more attractive?
How can children and young people be involved in planning, what are important aspects of district development for them?
How can district development lead to ecologically sustainable improvements?

Scientific Partner

Supporting researcher

Anna Luthin

Anna Luthin works as a research assistant (PhD) at the Institute for Sustainability in Building (INaB). She studied geo-resource management at RWTH Aachen University (B.Sc., M.Sc.). In her Master’s degree, she specialised in environmental management and, during her semester abroad at the Università degli Studi di Padova in Italy, she dealt, among other things, with the effects of climate change. In her Master’s thesis, she dealt with the identification of trade-offs between ecological and economic performance by combining Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Costing (LCC).