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Dr. Tina Kunz-Plapp

Tel.: +49 721 608-28593
E-Mail: tina.kunz-plapp∂kit.edu

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KIT website on the occasion of the Science Year 2015: City of the Future

KIT Magazine LookKIT
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LookKIT 2015/2 city of the future

Welcome to Urban Research at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

More than half of the world’s population is presently living in urban areas. In Germany, this share even exceeds 75% and is increasing continuously. Cities in the 21st century face major challenges due to climate change and environmental pollution, scarcity of energy and resources, demographic and economic changes, new forms of work and life, mobility change, interconnection of infrastructures, and digitization. At the same time, cities are places of change for sustainable development and use of technical and social innovations.

Research at KIT contributes to the investigation, development, and design of the city of the future in all essential aspects. With a unique combination of expertise in natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities as well as planning and design, KIT researchers investigate all functional and life areas of a city using a holistic approach.

KIT provides knowledge for sustainable urban development to stakeholders and policy makers on a local, regional, national, and international level.

 

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European Urbanism - neuer Podcast im campus radio karlsruhe

Every first Friday in the month, 7 pm. In the first podcast the Environment Mayor of Karlsruhe Stapf und Ms Dederer (urban planning authority) talk on urban green, participation, and climate change adaptation.

to the podcast (in German)
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Renewable building materials for future cities

KIT researchers present self-supporting structure made from fungal mycelium and bamboo in the exhibition „Beyond Mining – Urban Growth“ at the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.

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Trifelser Gespräch "Zukunftsorientierte Mobilität zwischen Stadt und Umland"

Thursday, 20.07.2017, 20:00 at the Kurhaus Trifels, Annweiler

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Poster Trifels Summer School 2017
Summer School 2017 Future cities 17.7.-21.7.2017 Annweiler, Germany

organized by the KIT Graduate School for Climate and Environment (GRACE) and KIT’s Urban Research Team

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Urban Rethinking - Developing liveable cities with research

Lebenswerte Städte dank Forschung entwickeln

Short article with interviews on urban research in the magazine "Helmholtz Perspektiven" of the Helmholtz Association, summer 2017 (in German)

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An Outlook on Future Cities

Listen to KIT urban researchers in KIT's research podcast (in German)
Folge 8: Lokal, global, nicht egal.

Podcast

 
Karlsruhe to Pioneer Autonomous Driving

The test center for connected and automated driving will be set up in Karlsruhe involving the KIT.

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Urban Climate Under Change

KIT participates in two modules of the BMBF programme that aims at the development, validation and application of an innovative urban climate model for entire cities.

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Jointly Shaping the Energy Transition

First Results of the “Karlsruhe Energy Research Partnership”.

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Infrastructure – Prevention Is Better than Cure

Helmholtz Association and KIT Start the Innovation Hub “Prevention in Construction”.

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