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Shaping growing cities in times of climate change Future visions for green and climate-resilient neighborhoods

How do we see green cities in the future? Are trees and tree rows planted on or at buildings in a growing city facing climate change? Will be the greening of roofs, courtyards and facades the standard and public spaces full of plantings around trees as well as collectively managed raised beds with productive green? There are various possibilities and for their implementation different stakeholders in the city can give valuable impulses. 

The brochure aims to raise awareness on the possibility to design desirable developments in a growing city in times of climate change. By working with future visions, as part of participatory planning processes, a variety of design options can be shown and conflicts and synergies with other activities can be made transparent. Crucial input for such processes can be given by existing visions and missions, objectives, concepts and best-practice examples, from the global to the local level. In addition, perspectives and knowledge from experts in various disciplines can support and qualify the participatory development of future visions. 

The brochure gives insights into the vision development carried out by the "Green City of the Future" project. Narratives and illustrations for different types of neighborhoods provide the foundation for discussion. This again helps to get a better understanding of agreements, controversies and needed amendments in the development and drafting of desirable futures. 

With the brochure and the knowledge gained, representatives from planning practice, housing sector, civil society and tradespeople get empowered to design green and livable climate resilient neighborhoods and to find companions for this task. Concrete advices on how to develop individually future visions complete the brochure. 

Further brochures, factsheets and other publications and products of the "Green City of the Future" project can be found on the website of the Technical University of Munich here.

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