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Sustainability Field 3.3
Spatial and Urban Planning

Programmes assigned to this field

  Geoinformation infrastructure and sustainable spatial development
Connection of digital land cadastre data and topographic databases aims at improving digital cadastral maps. The results lead to new real estate (...)
Connection of digital land cadastre data and topographic databases aims at improving digital cadastral maps. The results lead to new real estate record including 3D cadastre of real estates. Special attention is attached to rural planning in order to preserve landscape values and maintain ecological balance.
Slovenia Details
RPV MMR Research for Solutions to Regional Disparities (Výzkum pro řešení regionálních dispartit)
The research programme for the period 2007-2011 in the area of the rural development was called by the  Ministry (...)
The research programme for the period 2007-2011 in the area of the rural development was called by the  Ministry for Regional Development of the Czech Republic (MMR) and will be implemented through the MMR by annual public tendering procedure.
The programme is structured into 4 subprogrammes:
1. Support to regional development
2. Tourism
3. Living
4. Spatial planning

Main objectives of the Programme are : Identification and quantification of regional disparities, Causal analysis of such disparities, Formulation of proposals aimed at the elimination of disparities, Identification of the key factors of problematic developments in the area of competitiveness, innovations, and support for research and development, accessibility of education, land use planning, tourism, and housing, Analysis and differentiation of phenomena with a high degree of spontaneity and phenomena that can be effectively controlled by regulatory measures, Search for theoretical starting points for the development of the regional policy and its components targeting disparities, Definition of instruments used to reduce regional disparities in the assessed areas, Formulation of suita.
Czech Republic Details
SUE Sustainable Urban Environment (Sustainable Urban Environment)
The key drivers of the Sustainable Urban Environment (SUE) programme are to improve the quality of life of UK citizens, to support the sustainable (...)
The key drivers of the Sustainable Urban Environment (SUE) programme are to improve the quality of life of UK citizens, to support the sustainable development of the UK economy and to meet the needs of users of EPSRC funded research in industry, commerce and the service sector. We have funded ambitious multidisciplinary consortia, involving academic researchers from a range of disciplines working closely with a range of users, such as local authorities, town planners, city councils, charities and small and large companies, to name but a few.
United Kingdom Details
TEIR Territorial Information System (Területi Információs Rendszer)
National and Regional Development and Spatial Planning Information System (TeIR) (...)
National and Regional Development and Spatial Planning Information System (TeIR)
Hungary Details
Graduiertenkolleg 1131 Visualization of Large and Unstructured Data Sets. Applications in Geospatial Planning, Modeling, and Engineering
The primary research goal of this IRTG is the enhancement of scientific and information visualization techniques applied to large and unstructured (...)

The primary research goal of this IRTG is the enhancement of scientific and information visualization techniques applied to large and unstructured data sets. Every visualization task is based on application data. For providing these data, we integrate applications from the domain "Geospatial Planning, Modeling, and Engineering", which produce these huge amounts of unstructured data that are of interest for the planned visualization tasks. This integration is necessary to allow a deeper understanding of the provided data due to the sharing of knowledge through the projects.
Up to now, visualization of large and structured or small and unstructured data sets is the state of the art. Large and unstructured data sets are still not very well understood, especially with respect to visualization. In order to address these questions, we define a set of projects aiming at solving these problems. In detail, we are handling visualization problems, with respect to modeling, feature detection, and comparison tasks. For doing this, both the extension of existing techniques and the development of new ones are intended.
In the application areas there is an increasing need to handle huge amounts of unstructured data. For example, nowadays environmental monitoring systems are capable of measuring data at a very high resolution and in a large number of frequency bands. On the other hand, in scaled-down earthquake laboratory experiments within a centrifuge improved sensor technology permits the measurement of an increased number of parameters at higher sampling rates. Finally, earthquake simulations produce more and more data because of more elaborate simulation techniques. All these improvements in measurement technology lead to large, high-dimensional data sets. Visualizing these data is very useful to get new insights into the problems involved.

In the application areas huge amounts of data are produced either by data from field measurements like environmental observation stations, from experiments and from simulation. The data is then visualized based on improved or newly developed visualization techniques like volume modeling, feature detection and visualization, etc.
The research objectives described above are backed by parallel analyses conducted in our partner country, the U.S. In [1] the needs for further research in the area of visualization as seen by the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) are described.
Germany Details

Projects assigned to this field

  Geomatics to support land government actions (La Geomatica a supporto delle azioni di Governo del Territorio )
The project aims at obtaining results and products for public structures and bodies to let them know and manage their territory, by offering not only (...)
The project aims at obtaining results and products for public structures and bodies to let them know and manage their territory, by offering not only technical solutions but also procedures, standards and certification systems. Results are fruit of researches involving innovative aspects of Geomatics, i.e. GNSS, Laser Scanning, remote sensing, GIS.
Objectives of the projects are: interoperability of reference systems; tsting of low cost systems for building monitoring through a network of GPS/GNSS receivers.
Italy Details
LETS 2050 Governing transitions towards Low-Carbon Energy and Transport Systems for 2050
 The core mission of the LETS research program is to identify, explore and suggest ways that Sweden can implement low-carbon energy and (...)
 The core mission of the LETS research program is to identify, explore and suggest ways that Sweden can implement low-carbon energy and transport systems for 2050, in order to reach the ambitious climate policy objectives suggested by the 2°C target.   

Hence, the overarching research question is:
What societal transitions are implied by low-carbon futures and how can thesetransitions be governed and implemented to meet challenging climate policy objectives? 

LETS will combine scientific excellence with close user interaction to ensure relevance and efficient dissemination of knowledge and results among key stakeholders. The objective is to produce new knowledge, but also to synthesize and interpret existing knowledge for more informed choices by decision makers, planners and other stakeholders. 

Low-carbon futures necessitate shifts to carbon-free energy carriers produced in low-carbon conversion processes and changes in consumption behavior. When accommodating such shifts, existing political and administrative regimes are challenged by the need for climate policy integration across policy domains, dynamic consistency, new planning tools and processes, ceding power to the appropriate level, etc.

Output
The outputs from LETS will range from high-level research based policy advice to tools and guidelines for the “street level” implementing agencies and other administrative bodies. The research team brings together key disciplines from social sciences, economics and engineering (i.e. energy and transport system studies).

Sweden Details
ISBEEM Indoor environment and energy management for school buildings (Καινοτόμες μέθοδοι για τη διαχείριση κτιρίων με χρήση διαδικτυακών υπηρεσιών)
ISBEEM supports the actions and tasks than need to be undertaken towards the improvement of indoor air quality and energy savings in buildings. (...)
ISBEEM supports the actions and tasks than need to be undertaken towards the improvement of indoor air quality and energy savings in buildings. Schools have been selected as the studied building category due to their importance and specific characteristics when it comes to the interactions they have with children. The system contains technical information, practical advices and suggestions and guidelines, in order to address problems that are recorder on the basis of predefined, school-tailored questionnaires. Java-oriented, open source related technologies are used, that allow for flexible, adaptable and low cost applications to be developed. The system and its services are platform neutral, support access via the internet with the aid of PC’s, laptops, PDAs or mobile phones, and are available via http://isbeem.meng.auth.gr.  Main features include: a wissard-based estimation of indoor environment problems (air quality, ventillation, etc). An expert systyem for the estimation of actual versus optimul heating demantds. Guidelines and best ptactices.
Greece Details
Verde pubblico The web site of public gardens of Rimini (Italy) (Il sito del verde pubblico del Comune di Rimini)
This project provides to all users a Web site on the public gardens and vegetation in the Municipality of Rimini (Italy). It is uniquely based on (...)
This project provides to all users a Web site on the public gardens and vegetation in the Municipality of Rimini (Italy). It is uniquely based on open-source technologies.
It offers an interactive maps where citizens can click on a Municipality zone and look for parks and trees that populate them.
A 'tree card' provides information on the most available species and sometimes photos of single tree can be viewed.
The objective is to raise knowledge and awareness of citizens on the importance of public vegetation and its protection.
Italy Details
NIPI Tools for integration and use of distributed geospatial information (Nástroje pre integráciu a distribuované využitie geopriestorových informácií)
The project is implemented under the Slovakian national R&D programme "Information Society Building" . Project aims at developing methodologies (...)
The project is implemented under the Slovakian national R&D programme "Information Society Building" .
Project aims at developing methodologies and standards to support effective integration and use of distributed geospatial data, design environment and software tools to enable effective delivery of geospatial information and application development for public administration, environment, agriculture, regional development and commercial sector.
The outcomes will be as follows: proposed standards and methodology for the integration of geospatial data within the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), designed the catalog of objects and NSDI data model, designed and implemented a distributed metainformation system NSDI, designed and implemented a single interface  framework for integration and distribution of geoinformation.
Slovakia Details
A31 Monitoring WebGIS for environmental monitoring of motorway A31 (Italy) (WebGIS per il monitoraggio ambientale Autostrada A31)
This WebGIS lets access data collected in the Project of Environmental Monitoring of the branch Vicenza-Rovigo of the motorway A31 Valdastico. For (...)
This WebGIS lets access data collected in the Project of Environmental Monitoring of the branch Vicenza-Rovigo of the motorway A31 Valdastico.
For the implementation of the WEbGIS the mapping base included orthorectified remotely sensed images, acquired at different stages and reporting municipalities borders and other data.
It is therefore possible to visualize progress in works.
It is possible to register for free and visualize information collected till now.
Italy Details

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