Space for resilience (SPARE) - how do we plan for stormwater, biodiversity and recreation to increase urban resilience?
Goal: SPARE focuses on the currently insufficient integration of stormwater, biodiversity and recreation aspects in urban areas and how to overcome those by better management and increased adoption of BGI. The main objective of SPARE is to provide knowledge, develop tools and test management approaches for a stronger inclusion of stormwater, biodiversity and recreation in urban land-use management and thereby increase space for resilience.
SO1 Identify socio-political barriers, policy conflicts and synergies for urban land-management for increased resilience
SO2 Describe the spatio-temporal heterogeneity of BGI benefits owing mutual interactions between urban land-conditions, BGI functioning and design, and resilience demand
SO3 Develop models and tools to optimize BGI design and placement, accounting for BGI benefits and facilitate maintenance and management of BGI
SO4 Create cross-sectoral, multi-stakeholder engagement and ownership for BGI solutions by establishing novel polycentric management approaches
SO5 Make the project results useful for practice and accessible to a broad professional and nonprofessional audience.
Date: 1 November 2021 - 31 October 2025