Karin Hoffmann

Karin Hoffmann
Technische Universität Berlin | TUB · Institute of Ecology

Urban Ecosystem Sciences M.Sc.

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Additional affiliations
February 2019 - present
Technische Universität Berlin
Position
  • Research Assistant
July 2017 - October 2018
Center for Innovation and Science on Building Greening (CIBG)
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
October 2016 - January 2019
Technische Universität Berlin
Field of study
  • Stadtökologie/ Urban Ecosystem Sciences
October 2009 - November 2016
Universität Kassel
Field of study
  • Umweltingenieurwesen / Environmental Engineering

Publications

Publications (3)
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Water in the city is typically exploited in a linear process, in which most of it is polluted, treated, and discharged; during this process, valuable nutrients are lost in the treatment process instead of being cycled back and used in urban agriculture or green space. The purpose of this paper is to advance a new paradigm to close water cycles in c...
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Densely populated city quarters lacking green increase the urban heat island effect and thermal discomfort outdoors and indoors. Facade greenings (FG) cool buildings and their surroundings through shading, insulation and transpiration, as demonstrated experimentally. FG also reduces energy consumption for building cooling. Because of complex interr...

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Projects (4)
Project
- water sensitive design for urban streets - Adaption strategies to prevent heat islands and urban pluvial floods - Increasing quality of life - Implementing tree-trenches
Project
The project approaches the different chances and challenges associated with VG together with citizens affecting or being affected by it in order to maximize VG’s acceptance, performance and impact.
Project
Examination and modeling of heat exchange between buildings and vertical greening. Focus on different approaches to calculate evapotranspiration. Database available from a preliminary study in Berlin, Germany (Technical University Berlin).