Thomas Hauck

Thomas Hauck
Universität Kassel · Faculty of Architecture, Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture (ASL)

Doctor of Engineering

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While there is growing consensus that nature should be promoted in cities, it is less clear what kind of nature this should be. One hypothesis is that humans like those parts of nature morethat they know better. Using questionnaires, we studied the familiarity of 475 students with 91 urban animal species and the relationship between familiarity and...
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Die rechtlich-administrative und räumlich-planende Regulation des Vorkommens wildlebender Tiere im urbanen Raum lässt sich drei historisch gewachsenen Regimen zuordnen: Das Regime der Hygiene konstituiert die wilden Tiere der Stadt als Schädlinge, Lästlinge oder Nützlinge, das der Jagd als Nutzwild, Raubwild oder Raubzeug und das des Naturschutzes...
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Recent research has highlighted the significance of cities for biodiversity, making them important places for conservation in their own right. Current conservation approaches in cities are mostly defensive. Thus, they focus on remnant pockets of natural areas or try to protect particular species that occur in the built environment. These approaches...
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Städte bieten Lebensraum für Menschen und Tiere und können einen wichtigen Beitrag zu Artenschutz und Naturerfahrung leisten. Wohnungsunternehmen tragen wesentlich zur Gestaltung von Städten und ihren Freiräumen bei. Für die vorliegende Studie beantworteten 155 Wohnungsunternehmen einen Online-Fragebogen zur Bewertung von Wildtieren im städtischen...
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Der Englische Landschaftsgarten ist zu Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts zum beherrschenden Gartenstil in Europa geworden und prägt die landschaftsästhetische Wahrnehmung einer sich urbanisierenden Gesellschaft. In unserem Text untersuchen wir, wie dieses sowohl von der wirtschaftlich aufstrebenden und politisch liberalen Handelsklasse, wie auch vom kons...
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Biodiversity underlies many of the ecosystem services demanded by humans. For cities, the design of ‘green infrastructures’ or ‘nature-based solutions’ has been proposed to maintain the provisioning of these services and the preservation of biodiversity. It is unclear, however, how such green infrastructure can be implemented, given existing planni...
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Der Begriff der Aneignung erlebt in Diskursen zu Theorie, Praxis und Politik der Stadtentwicklung ein Revival: Angesichts der Dynamiken spätmoderner Ökonomie und Politik geht es um die Verfügbarkeit und den selbstbestimmten Gebrauch von städtischem Raum und Lebenszeit. Dieser Diskurs schließt auch das »Selber machen« von urbanen Freiräumen mit ein,...
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Der Begriff der Aneignung erlebt in Diskursen zu Theorie, Praxis und Politik der Stadtentwicklung ein Revival: Angesichts der Dynamiken spätmoderner Ökonomie und Politik geht es um die Verfügbarkeit und den selbstbestimmten Gebrauch von städtischem Raum und Lebenszeit. Dieser Diskurs schließt auch das »Selber machen« von urbanen Freiräumen mit ein,...
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Der Begriff der Aneignung erlebt in Diskursen zu Theorie, Praxis und Politik der Stadtentwicklung ein Revival: Angesichts der Dynamiken spätmoderner Ökonomie und Politik geht es um die Verfügbarkeit und den selbstbestimmten Gebrauch von städtischem Raum und Lebenszeit. Dieser Diskurs schließt auch das »Selber machen« von urbanen Freiräumen mit ein,...
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Der Begriff der Aneignung erlebt in Diskursen zu Theorie, Praxis und Politik der Stadtentwicklung ein Revival: Angesichts der Dynamiken spätmoderner Ökonomie und Politik geht es um die Verfügbarkeit und den selbstbestimmten Gebrauch von städtischem Raum und Lebenszeit. Dieser Diskurs schließt auch das »Selber machen« von urbanen Freiräumen mit ein,...
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Der Begriff der Aneignung erlebt in Diskursen zu Theorie, Praxis und Politik der Stadtentwicklung ein Revival: Angesichts der Dynamiken spätmoderner Ökonomie und Politik geht es um die Verfügbarkeit und den selbstbestimmten Gebrauch von städtischem Raum und Lebenszeit. Dieser Diskurs schließt auch das »Selber machen« von urbanen Freiräumen mit ein,...
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When the devastating earthquake hit Haiti on January 12, 2010, its rising, fragile democracy was, once again, profoundly reminded of its own weakness. The magnitude 7.0 quake hit the most densely populated region of the country causing the death of more than 300,000 people, injuring 300,000 more, leaving more than 1.3 million people homeless, and d...
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Zwei Trugbilder verlorener Zustände durchgeistern die Moderne und Nachmoderne: Urbanität und Landschaftlichkeit. Beides sind atmosphärische Raummodelle1, keine konkreten Eigenschaften von Räumen bzw. Orten. Sie sind Räumen nicht ursächlich eigen, sondern müssen wahrgenommen und erlebt werden. Einer der wichtigsten Träger beider atmosphärischer Raum...

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Wild animals belong to the big city. Traditionally, they are located in the wilderness and the city is considered an exclusive place of human society. But this traditional dichotomy is beginning to crumble. Different species of wild animals live in the big cities and they are increasingly the topic of discussion in science and the media. But how do humans and wild animals cohabit in the city? What regulatory policies and management do the wild inhabitants of cities initiate? How have existing practices for dealing with wild animals developed historically? One role of management and administration is to control the occurrence of wildlife in the city e.g. by protecting habitats, erecting barriers or regulating the number of individuals through hunting, pest control or targeted feeding. These practices of administrative and management action reflect both the historically evolved characteristics and spatial planning of animal-human relations in large cities and the conflicts and negotiation processes triggered by them. The DFG-funded research project "Planning Animal-Human Relations in the 'Habitat City'" explores the interaction between wild animals living in urban space on the one hand and political, planning and administrative actions reacting to these animal occurrences on the other. The aim of the project is to work out and discuss the specific spatial impact aspects of the interaction between autonomously moving and behaving animals in the city and the planning policy and administrative measures that react to them, and to make the research findings available for concrete planning and mangement. The project is based on the assumption that in Germany the regimes of hygiene (and pest control), hunting and nature conservation (and species preservation) traditionally determined the treatment of wild animals in the city and led to the formation of certain cultural types of animals such as the "pest" or "beneficial animal", the "game" or the "species worthy of protection". It is the aim to gain relevant insights for innovative planning approaches through a more precise understanding of the premises and functioning of previous planning actions in dealing with wildlife in the city. Case studies on three major German cities (Berlin, Hamburg and Munich) will also be used to test the thesis of whether a strategic shift is taking place in current planning discourses from an exclusionary and at the same time defensive-preserving approach to nature and wildlife (protected areas) to an integrative approach (co-habitats) that recognises the effectiveness of animals and shapes them offensively. The results of the research project will document and analyse the traditional structures of planning practice in dealing with animals in the city in a monograph and draw conclusions for future planning action.
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ECOlogical building enveLOPES: a game-changing design approach for regenerating urban ecosystems ECOLOPES is an innovative HORIZON 2020 funded research project proposing a radical change for city development: instead of minimizing the negative impact of urbanisation on nature, we aim at urbanisation to be planned and designed such that nature – including humans – can co-evolve within the city. We envisage a radically new integrated ecosystem approach to architecture that focuses equally on humans, plants, animals, and associated organisms such as microbiota. ECOLOPES will provide the technology that will help to achieve this vision. Urbanization constitutes a major environmental issue of the 21st century. Within cities, densification, the decrease of green open spaces, and a continued reliance on grey infrastructure approaches result in increasing separation of people from nature and decreased access to ecosystem services. This decreases the livability of cities and reduces human well-being. Current approaches fall short in providing breakthrough solutions, because they perpetuate the human-nature dichotomy due to anthropocentric design. In ECOLOPES we propose a radical change for city development: instead of minimizing the negative impact of urbanisation on nature, we aim at urbanization to be planned and designed such that nature – including humans – can co-evolve within the city. We envisage a radically new integrated ecosystem approach to architecture that focuses equally on humans, plants, animals, and associated organisms such as microbiota. Over the next few years, ECOLOPES will provide the technology that will help to achieve this vision. In ECOLOPES, we focus on the envelope, the building enclosure. We will transform the envelope into an ecolope, a multi-species living space for four types of inhabitants, humans, plants, animals, and microbiota. ECOLOPES will develop the core technologies for designing ecolopes in a systematic way, considering the needs of both humans, as well as of plants, animals and beneficial microbes. ECOLOPES will make biological knowledge available for the architectural design process, to find architectural solutions that enable synergies and limit conflicts between the inhabitants. The ecolopes designed by this multi-species approach will restore the beneficial human – nature relationships in cities. A key element of ECOLOPES will be an Information Model that integrates ecological and architectural knowledge, data and models into a data-integrated design recommendation system. The ECOLOPES Information Model will guide the development of the ECOLOPES Computational modelling and simulation environment, to make biological and architectural knowledge available for design. The ECOLOPES team is comprised of 6 partners, including TU Munich, TU Wien, University of Genoa, TECHNION, software technology company MCNEEL, and Studio Animal Aided Design. Project Coordinator Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Weisser Chair for Terrestrial Ecology Department of Ecology and Ecosystemmanagement Technische Universität München Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz-Platz 2 D-85350 Freising-Weihenstephan Project related Inquiries info@ecolopes.org Dissemination related Inquiries dissemination@ecolopes.org
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We propose ‘Animal-Aided Design’ (AAD) as a methodology for the design of urban open spaces, to integrate conservation into open space planning. The basic idea of AAD is to include the presence of animals in the planning process, such that they are an integral part of the design. For AAD, the desired species are chosen at the beginning of a project. The requirements of the target species then not only set boundary conditions for the design, but also serve as an inspiration for the design itself. The aim of AAD is to establish a stable population at the project site, or contribute to population growth of species with larger habitats. AAD thus allows a combination of good urban design with species conservation.