Urban Planning Dealing with Change and Infrastructure

  • Sonja Deppisch HafenCity Universität Hamburg Global change & land-use strategies Überseeallee 16 D- 20457 Hamburg Germany
  • Daniel Dittmer HafenCity Universität Hamburg Überseeallee 16 D- 20457 Hamburg Germany
Keywords: urban planning, local technical infrastructure, social-ecological resilience, change

Abstract

This paper deals with urban planning and change processes potentially impacting local infrastructure. The overarching theoretical frame is social-ecological resilience thinking and its potential application to as well as implications for urban land-use development. The paper draws its main attention on if this concept can be of use for urban planners dealing with change and urban infrastructure and if a readiness towards its application can be identified. This endeavor is informed by two explorative studies in Germany. One study gains its material from a scenario process with planning practitioners and further urban stakeholders of a medium-sized city. Main topic was how to deal with the challenges of climate change impacts in urban planning and development. The second explorative study reflects research results on the readiness to apply the resilience concept to urban planning dealing with change and local infrastructure in a small community. The scenario process showed that applying social-ecological resilience thinking to urban planning helps to critically reflect so far taken paths in local built infrastructure, to take on an integrated perspective and to develop new and innovative strategies for further land-use development. Nevertheless, such a process requires additional financial as well as human resources and translation exercises. Also, the given path dependency as well as financial constrains are hindering to perceive any leeway in infrastructure development at the political level, so that any real implementation at the moment seems to be out of sight, which is also caused by multi-level dependencies. 

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Author Biographies

Sonja Deppisch, HafenCity Universität Hamburg Global change & land-use strategies Überseeallee 16 D- 20457 Hamburg Germany

Head of research group “Global Change and Land-use Strategies” at the HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany since 2014. Member of the German Academy of Spatial Research and Planning since 2014. Head of research group on “Climate Change and Spatial Development” 2009 – 2014. Visting scholar University of California, Berkeley (2011). PhD in Planning Sciences (2007) at Universty of Hanover. University education as Landscape Planner (Diploma, equivalent to MSc.).

Daniel Dittmer, HafenCity Universität Hamburg Überseeallee 16 D- 20457 Hamburg Germany

Urban planner graduated at HafenCity University Hamburg and former contributor to the above mentioned research groups. 

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Published
2015-07-27
How to Cite
Deppisch, S., & Dittmer, D. (2015). Urban Planning Dealing with Change and Infrastructure. TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 8(2), 131-144. https://doi.org/10.6092/1970-9870/2982