Green City of the Future – climate change-resilient neighbourhoods in a growing city

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF): “City of the Future Platform”

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The research and development phase of the project has shown that there is great potential for climate adaptation in competition procedures. In the ongoing project phase, the implementation phase, urban planning/landscape planning competitions were therefore examined for opportunities to integrate climate adaptation. As part of this, a guide for urban planning/landscape planning competitions was created for all those involved in the competition. The brochure provides support in strengthening climate adaptation in competition procedures and planning, including various assessment criteria and working aids. In addition to questions on how green and blue infrastructure measures can be taken into account in designs and competition procedures and what responsibility the competition participants have for this, the guide also provides information on the ideal time for integration. You can find it here.

Project duration

Definition phase: 01.05.2017 - 30.04.2018 (completed)

Research and development phase: 01.10.2018 - 30.09.2021 (completed)

Implementation phase: 01.12.2021 - 30.04.2024 (ongoing)

Funding Organization:

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (funding reference 01LR1727A)

Project partners

The project aims to draw up and develop potential integrated solutions to climate change adaptation, climate protection and infill development in cities, and to test how they can be implemented in planning.

To this end, field test sites are to be selected in the City of Munich. This city takes on a specific model character given its growth and its high level of urban density, with its highly-diverse neighbourhood structures and highly-dynamic development. Methods for the development of a multifunctional, networked green infrastructure within dense urban structures will be developed during the project. Simulations are to document the effectiveness of a green infrastructure for the micro-climate and the indoor climate, as well as the urban water budget; the extent to which this information can be put to use in decision-making in planning processes will then be studied in field tests.

The results of qualitative tests on how the population handles heat stress and the potential impact of infill development will complement the quantitative results of the climate simulations.

Research questions

  • Which factors and instruments are used for the implementation of planning processes for green infrastructure?

  • Which regulatory functions does green infrastructure provide for climate adaption and climate protection?

  • How can area requirements for green infrastructure and the demand for residential space be integrated from the perspective of different stakeholders?

  • Which obstacles could affect the implementation of green infrastructure measures and how could these obstacles be reduced?

Project team
Farzan Banihashemi
Simone Linke
Julia Brasche
Christina Meier-Dotzler
Hannes Harter


  • Banihashemi, F.; Erlwein, S.; Harter, H.; Meier-Dotzler, C.; Zölch, T.; Bauer, A.; Jean-Louis, G.; Lang, W.; Linke, S.; Mittermüller, J.; Pauleit, S.; Putz, A.: Grüne und Graue Maßnahmen für die Siedlungsentwicklung Klimaschutz und Klimaanpassung in wachsenden Städten – Klimaschutz und Klimaanpassung in wachsenden Städten. Technische Universität München, 2021, more…
  • Banihashemi, F.; Gadi, HK.; Harter, H.; Lang, W.: Gh-urban: A Grasshopper tool for employing CityGML data in dynamical building simulations and the utilization of Energy Application Domain Extension. Building Simulation 2021, 2021 more…
  • Meier-Dotzler, C.; Zölch, T.; Erlwein, S.; Harter, H.; Banihashemi, F.; Linke, S.; Putz, A.; Pauleit, S.; Lang, W.: Klimaoptimierte Neubauquartiere - Ein Münchner Beispiel für innovative Planung mit "Grüner Infrastruktur". Transforming Cities (4/2021), 2021, 24-29 more…
  • Meier-Dotzler, Christina; Harter, Hannes; Banihashemi, Farzan; Lang, Werner: Comparative Life Cycle Assessment on City Quarter Level – A Case Study of Redensification. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 2042 (1), 2021, 012171 more…
  • Mittermüller, J.; Banihashemi, F.: The Spectrum of Residential Cooling Demand: Modeled Demand Versus occupants’ Real-life Needs. BEHAVE 2020-2021, 2021 more…
  • Mittermüller, J.; Banihashemi, F.: Key Drivers for Residential Cooling Demand - The User Perspective (Presentation at the Energy & Society Conference 2021). Energy & Society Conference 2021, 2021 more…


  • Harter, H.; Banihashemi, F.; Vollmer, M.; Kierdorf, D.; Lang, W.: Comparison of Different Energy Demand Calculation Models on Urban Scale. BauSIM 2020, 2020 more…
  • Wittmann, H.; Banihashemi, F.; Lang, W.: Climate responsive renovation and densification: An approach to reduce the total energy demand of buildings. 10 years of MSE: Energy Research in Bavaria, 2020 more…


  • Linke, S.; Harter, H.; Hirsch, I.; Lang, W.; Banihashemi, F.; Erlwein, S.; Pauleit, S.: Grüne Stadt der Zukunft - Klimaresiliente Quartiere in einer wachsenden Stadt. Stadtgrün ist Mehrwert, 2019 more…