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Sustainable Development of Urban Regions – SURE

The BMBF funding priority »SURE« is application-oriented research. Project teams from science, civil society, business, politics and administration work together to develop practical solutions for more sustainable and resilient cities and regions in Southeast Asia and China.


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Discover our research projects in Southeast Asia and China

Build4People

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  • Sustainable urban transformation
  • Energy and resource-efficient building
  • Integrated urban neighbourhood development
  • Promotion of urban quality of life
  • Urban greening and urban climate
  • Environmentally friendly behaviour and sustainable lifestyles

CHARMS

background Thailand
  • Energy efficient society
  • Sustainable utilisation concepts for historic wooden houses
  • Increase of indoor comfort
  • Improvement of air quality
  • Urban quality of life

emplement!

Background Vietnam
  • Sustainable supply and waste infrastructure
  • Social and environmentally sustainable technologies
  • Conceptual and technical synergies
  • Resource-efficiency
  • Urban-regional cooperation
  • Sustainable urban-rural development
  • Implementation processes

FloodAdaptVN

Background Vietnam
  • Earth observation, mapping and analysis of nature and infrastructure
  • Modelling and scenario development of flood events
  • Ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction
  • Strengthening climate resilience
  • »FRAME« information system for risk-informed planning
  • Adaptive and sustainable urban development

GreenCityLabHuế

Background Vietnam
  • Strengthening climate resilience
  • Modelling of nature-based solutions and blue-green infrastructure
  • Participation, co-learning and co-creation
  • Sustainable urban transformation
  • Heat adaptation and air quality improvement
  • Improving the urban quality of life

IMECOGIP

Background China
  • Strategic planning of »green infrastructure«
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Sustainable urban development
  • Climate protection and adaptation
  • Knowledge transfer into planning practice
 

LIRLAP

Background Phillipines
  • Integrated urban development and sustainable neighbourhoods
  • Urban quality of life
  • Environmentally friendly behaviour and sustainable living
  • Strategic risk reduction of informal settlements
  • Improving socio-economic vulnerability
  • Participatory urban development
  • Transferability of resilient urban planning

MYrisk

Background Myanmar
  • Integrative, sustainable risk management
  • Concepts of multiple risk prevention
  • Culturally adapted risk prevention
  • Protection of personal documents
  • Securing of critical infrastructure
  • »Build back better« strategies
 

PolyUrbanWaters

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  • Water-sensitive transformation of urban spaces
  • Sustainable water management
  • Efficient municipal services of general interest
  • Resilience to droughts and floods
  • Reliable drinking water and sanitation supply
  • Urban quality of life

URA

Background China
  • Strategic planning and governance tools
  • Integrated territorial development
  • Strengthening urban-rural relations
  • Strengthening circular development
  • Urban-rural material flows, socio-spatial practices and migration
  • Urban-rural landscape typologies and ecosystem services
 
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News

All hands on deck – integrated and sustainable Urban Planning Practices and Climate Action…

LIRLAP

... was the title of the special session at the 59th ISOCARP Conference in Toronto at the beginning of October.…

BMBF Networking Workshop Sustainable Urban Regions and LIRLAP Research in Manila

LIRLAP

Together with Prof. Dr Mathias Garschagen, Dr Barbara Demeterova, Liss Bethany and PhD student Lena Grobusch (all LMU Munich) as…

Our Events

Synergy Workshop 11 »On Reflection«

SURE Facilitation and Synthesis Research Project

In the workshop we will introduce you to our previously announced SURE Toolbox for Reflection. After a presentation of the Sensemaker by CHARMS, we will introduce you to the toolbox in detail and invite you to explore it, find your way through it and discuss its application.

Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain 2023

The SURE Facilitation and Synthesis Research (F&SR) team will be present at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2023.

Come to the booth to learn more about the SURE Funding Priority and funded projects, to connect and exchange.

Location: Hall 2 at booth D90 at the Smart City Expo World Congress.

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Events

Status Seminar

The SURE Facilitation and Synthesis Research Project organises synergy workshops and status seminars to enhance cross-project networking. The events stimulate…

Media Room

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A wide range of information and downloads on the funding priority »Sustainable Development of Urban Regions« is provided in the…