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Where is the next shaded bench to escape the burning heat? Where can I play soccer within the city and later on have a barbecue with my friends? All of these questions require information about features of urban green spaces. Although it is easy to find the right place within your own neighbourhood, it is [...]

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Land is a spare resource so it makes sense to think about how to use it most efficiently. This leads to the problem of land use allocation under consideration of trade-offs. Multi-objective optimization algorithms are a tool quantify the trade-offs by estimating the Pareto-optimal land use allocations. Often, constraints in the solution space have to [...]

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GIScience will be present with two participants (Nicole Aeschbach, TdLab Geographie) and Sven Lautenbach (HeiGIT) at the german IPCC conference. Our contributions aim at highlighting the potential of GIScience and transdisciplinary research for climate change adaptation and climate change mitigation. Examples are the german climate protection map, green or pleasant routing (e.g. meinGrün ) and [...]

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GIScience/HeiGIT member Sven Lautenbach is hosting together with Jonas Schwaab from the ETH Zürich a session on Multi-objective optimization approaches to support visioning and decision-making in land-use system science at the 4th Open Science Meeting of the Global Land Programme April 24-26, 2019 | Bern, Switzerland.
The session aims at approaches that study the potential [...]

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Agricultural production in the Mediterranean region is challenged by both climate change and socio-economic factors that might lead to accelerated land degradation and severe loss of ecosystem services. Climate change is likely to lead to increasing water stress in the region leading to drought related loss of agricultural production and [...]

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One of the many unwanted side effects of urban growth is the loss of fertile soils since most citizens and villages have been founded in close proximity to fertile soils. Preserving high-quality soils however can conflict with the objective of developing compact urban patterns. A team from researches at the GIScience group, the ETH [...]

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As a founding member of Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE) we want to share this important date of the HCE’s “Heidelberg Bridge” Colloquium series.
This semester the Institute of Geography is involved with two presentations and one of these is from the GIScience group with Dr. Sven Lautenbach talking about his work on ecosystem [...]

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During last weeks LandSense stakeholder at IIASA workshops various tools relevant for VGI data capture, Quality assessment and beyond were discussed. Potential hotshots for validation and improvement of OSMLanduse were FotoQuest and LacoWiki. Also discussed were platforms for hobby bird fans or for spatial data geeks.
http://www.geog.uni-heidelberg.de/gis/land_sense.html
http://osmlanduse.org

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Psychiatric research is increasingly interested in the influence of social and
environmental contexts on human health. According to recent findings, specific impacts of
urban upbringing on neural social stress processing relate to the heightened prevalence of mental disorders in cities.
Although this is a major societal problem, it remains unknown which environmental components (e.g., psychosocial stressors, air [...]

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Between November 11-13 our group actively participated in the 1st edition of the International Land Use Symposium (#ILUS2015) held in Dresden. The symposium was organized by the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IÖR, also based in Dresden), who greatly braved the challenges of organizing this symposium for the first time and who [...]

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