Talks and Poster Presentations (without Proceedings-Entry):

K. Hiltgartner, R. Kaller, N. Svanda:
"Climate change: how planners can conribute in cutting green-house gas emissions. A case study on the city of Vienna ;Part 1";
Poster: AESOP 2007 Conference, Neapel; 07-11-2007 - 07-14-2007.

English abstract:
The aim of this paper is to show implications of the environmental tasks of cutting green-house gases on planning opportunities. Efforts undertaken in this regard by the City of Vienna will be high-lighted, focusing on newly developed techniques. The Kyoto Protocol is an agreement made under the UN Convention on Climate Change. Countries that ratify this protocol commit to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases. Austria has ratified the protocol and participates in the "EU-burden-sharing-agreement". During the last decades environmental protection has developed as a core issue of the planning strategies of Vienna. The City created an ambitious and committed environmental model with its Climate Protection Programme, which will make it a model city in climate protection until 2010.Transport is one of the main causes of greenhouse gas emissions with an upward trend. The spatial planning strategy of the city of Vienna aims at traffic prevention in the sense of urban development strategies which generally reduce the need for mobility like a compact city and a polycentric urban structure. Also actions are taken to increase the share of environmentally-friendly transport. Among all possible renewable energy sources geothermal heat is spotlighted in this paper. Foundations or other earth-coupled concrete structures can be used as absorber elements for heat exchange. The recently widened field of application includes TunnelThermieŽ and the utilisation of waste water heat.

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