Sustainability and Transformation

Infrastructure, Cities

Projects

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Weed-free railways: Alternatives to Glyphosate

The use of Glyphosate as a herbicide has become increasingly controversial in the EU. Therefore, the International Union of Railways commissioned the IZT to propose more eco-friendly solutions to keep the European rail network free of plant growth. more...
2017 - 2018
UIC - International Union of Railways, Paris, France
Architektur: Scharabi GbR / Rendering: Render-Manufaktur GbR

Collaborative living

Together with the city of Potsdam the possibilities that new forms of collaborative living offer for city development are researched. more...
2016 - 2019
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), Förderprogramm: Sozial-ökologische Forschung (SÖF)
© Deutsche Bahn

Innovative Intelligent Rail - IN2RAIL

IN2RAIL is co-funded by the EU Commission with 18 million Euro. Infrastructure managers such as Deutsche Bahn, Network Rail (UK) and SNCF as well as manufacturers such as Alstom, Bombardier and Siemens cooperate in this project. IN2RAIL is to set the foundations for a resilient, consistent, cost-efficient, high capacity European railway network. more...
2015 - 2018
European Commission (Horizon 2020 program)
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Evaluation of energy research funding in the building sector

Again, the IZT evaluated part of the energy research funding of the Federal Government. This time, the subject is not industry, but the building sector. more...
2014 - 2015
Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie
© Stiftung Zollverein / Frank Vinken

The future of the Ruhr region

“Successful regional transformation processes. Potential futures for the Ruhr region“. Under this headline, the IZT prepared international impulses for change along the Ruhr. more...
2013
Brost-Stiftung

Integrating Social Acceptance of Electricity Grid Expansion into Energy System Modeling

Present energy system models are mainly based on techno-economical input parameters whereas social or political factors are neglected. This project explored an approach to include social acceptance in energy system modeling, focusing on electricity transmission grid expansion projects in Germany. more...
2013 – 2016
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)  -  Förderprogramm: Sozial-ökologische Forschung (SÖF)
Scenario workshop with illustrator © IZT

Meetings and Conventions 2030

The societal trends and challenges most relevant for the conference and conventions industry were investigated. For this purpose the IZT developed a scenario for the year 2030th using various methods of futures research The aim was to offer guidance to meeting planners and other interested actors. more...
2012 - 2014
GCB German Convention Bureau e. V.
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Demografic Change - Challenges and Recommendations for Environmental Protection

This project has the intention to produce an exploratory study about case studies from communities on their measures and activities focussed on demografic change which also have additional positive effects for environmental protection. more...
2012
Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit
Umweltbundesamt
© IZT / Carolin Kahlisch

Village Living Conditions in Transition. New Media as a Focal Point

The survey of residents for the overall project has been extended by the IZT to include questions relating to the use and social impact of new media and their effect on the structure of the physical environment. more...
2012 - 2014
Federal Office for Agriculture and Food
 

Acceptance and Promotion Strategies for Renewable Energy Technologies on Local and Regional Level

The acceptance and support of a wide range of strata of the population and of decision-makers is urgently needed for the continued expansion of renewable energies towards being the primary means for energy and electricity provision. Addressing the accumulated questions, strategies will be developed in a series of workshops involving the relevant decision-makers, as to how the acceptance of renewable energy technologies can be funded and how their use on a regional and local level can be intensified. more...
2005-2008
German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
 

Hyderabad - mega city of tomorrow

The project is co-ordinated by the European Institute for Energy Research (EIfER - University of Karlsruhe) and the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI - Hyderabad). A inter-disciplinary consortium of German and Indian research institutions as well as of regional and local Indian authorities has been established. The aim of SHAKTI is to conjointly formulate and implement integrated projects and fostering solutions for sustainable development of Hyderabad as a mega city of tomorrow. more...
2005 - 2007
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
 
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