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Sustainable planning and value creation in the Lake Constance-Alpine Rhine Valley region - preparation of an international building exhibition (IBA-BA) and major research endeavours

Type and Duration

FFF-Förderprojekt, October 2013 until November 2016 (finished)

Coordinator

Institute of Architecture and Planning

Main Research

Sustainable Planning and Construction

Field of Research

Sustainable Urban Design

Description

The main purpose of the project is to support organisational innovations for the implementation of regional sustainability targets on the basis of ecological footprint characteristics and an associated understanding of the capabilities of regional value creation. To achieve this, the project pursues the following three objectives in the areas of quantitative documents and mapping, planning variables and cost-effectiveness:

1. Exploration and representation of ecological footprint characteristics in the region. By incorporating aspects of ecological footprint into our GIS-based STEM model, developed in the BAER project, we achieve an understanding of environmental consumption patterns, both for a large area, and, in relevant sub-territories, for individual communities. This is of fundamental relevance as a basis for additional work and decisions.

2. An understanding of the possibilities of architectural and urban forms, to achieve a reduction of the ecological footprint through improvements in the choice of lifestyles. Different forms of settlement and structures determine usage behaviour as well as the energy used. After identifying these, a regional planning competition serves to evaluate their social acceptance.

3. Regional value creation on the basis of a reduced ecological footprint. A central issue in regional sustainability strategies is the cost-effectiveness of the measures and, particularly, the value creation that can be achieved through sustainability measures. Existing regional and community-specific value creation analyses and methods of investments in renewable energies in Germany are taken as a basis. Economic and social benefits and, in particular, important ecological advantages that can be internalized economically are also considered for the purpose of regional value creation.

Reference to Liechtenstein

Hauptzweck des Projektes ist die Unterstützung organisatorischer Innovationen zur Umsetzung regionaler Nachhaltigkeitsziele auf Basis ökologischer Fussabdruckcharakteristika und eines hiermit verbundenen Verständnisses regionaler Wertschaffungskapazitäten. Als Basis wird ein STEM Modell ein grossräumliches, teilweise für Liechtensteiner Gemeinden scharfes Verständnis der ökologischen Verbrauchsmuster erreicht. Planungswettbewerbe bezüglich verschiedener architektonischer und urbaner Formen werden auf deren Akzeptanz in Liechtenstein geprüft. Zuletzt wird im Sinne der Wertschöpfung für das Fürstentum und der Region wirtschaftliche und gesellschaftliche Gewinne und insbesondere wichtige ökologische Vorteile, die wirtschaftlich zu internalisieren sind betrachtet.

Keywords

ecological footprint, regenerative region, value capture and creation, international building exposition, life style aware spatial design

Partner

  • Implenia Development AG
  • Affiliate institute: KOFL Liechtenstein Economic Institute
  • Chair in Business Administration, Banking and Financial Management

Sponsor