Die Werte von Ökosystemdienstleistungen, Biodiversität und grün-blauer Infrastruktur in Städten am Beispiel von Dresden, Liberec und Děčín (BIDELIN)



Interdisciplinary Summer School 2019

on "Integrating ecosystem services into urban planning"


News frequently report about "European heat wave", "natural disaster", or "species extinction". Such issues are the consequences of urbanization and land use intensification; they show how far we are apart from a sustainable use of nature. These challenges can be counteracted by two innovative concepts, namely on ecosystem services and green infrastructure.

Ecosystem services are the benefits that people obtain from nature and contribute to their wellbeing.

Ecosystems in urban areas (i.e. parks, forests, brooks, alleys) - known as the elements of green infrastructure - bring multiple benefits to the people: regulate micro-climate, control air quality, reduce flood risks or give place for recreation. 

 

 

This summer school is going to share the existing knowledge about ecosystem services and green infrastructure. It will enable their mapping and assessment during field work, excursions and GIS sessions right up to monetary evaluation. Students find a forum to discuss their experience within an international, multidisciplinary team and to apply their results to the recent challenges of urban planning and management.

Programme

Sunday, June 16 2019

18:00

Arrival of participants

19:00

Get-together,
Dinner

Monday, June 17 2019

08:30

Registration

09:00

Invitation and introduction

09:30

Key note speech

10:45

Coffee break

11:00

Theoretical lectures I.
Introduction to the concept of ecosystem services and urban planning

13:00

Lunch break

14:15

Theoretical lectures II.
Introduction do mapping and biophysical assessment of ecosystem services

16:00

Coffee break

16:15

Methodology of research, get to know with field work sites I. (practical excercises: ecosystem services in urban planning)

19:00

Welcome party and teambuilding

 

Thuesday, June 18 2019

09:00

Establishment of student groups Methodology of research, get to know with field work sites II.

10:30

Coffee break

11:00

Field work in Usti nad Labem
Mapping and biophysical assessment of ecosystem services

17:00

Discussion of the outputs from mapping + discussing of methods

19:00

Get-together, Dinner

Wednesday, June 19 2019

08:30

Excursion: an annotated ramble through the urban green infrastructure of Děčín (we see the famous castle, Pastýřská stěna, Kvádrberk)

13:30

Lunch break and go back to Ústí nad Labem

15:00

From fieldwork to evaluation I
Processing of fieldwork

19:00

Get-together, Dinner

Thursday, June 20 2019

09:00

From fieldwork to evaluation II
Data processing, analysis and evaluation, proposal of measures

13:00

Lunch break

14:15

5-Minute Presentations of each team I

16:00

Coffee break

16:15

Incorporating feedback - preparation of final presentations

19:00

Final evening, Dinner

Friday, June 21 2019

09:00

Development of planning strategies I
Finishing the final presentations and consulting with lectrurers

10:45

Coffee break

11:00

Development of planning strategies I
Presentation of course outputs by project teams

13:00

Lunch break

14:15

Presentation of course outputs by project teams II.

16:00

Closing panel

16:30

Departure of participants

Further Information

Location:
Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
Jan Evangelista Purkyně Universität 

Lecture rooms:
Department of Geography, Faculty of Science
České mládeže 8, Ústí nad Labem

Contact:
kudrnovaioer@ieep.cz

Dates:
period: June 16-21 2019
arrival: June 16 until 18:00.
departure: June 21 from 16:30

Language:
English

Fee:
free of charge including materials and excursion

but
Participants pay individually for
• Meals and
• Accomodation (app. 15 €/night in the student hostel)

Credits:
5 ECTS

Application:
via Online-Form
Application deadline:

April 30, 2019

Notification of acceptance: 
May 15, 2019