RessStadtQuartier
Research Project

Urban Material Flow Management – Instruments for Resource-Efficient Development of Urban Quarters

The "RessStadtQuartier" research project develops specific methods and instruments for municipal planning processes that can be used to implement measures to increase resource efficiency in all phases of neighborhood development. The focus here is on the existing building stock, which on the one hand represents society's largest resource depot and on the other hand accounts for a significant portion of energy demand.

The building stock represents society's largest “raw materials warehouse” and at the same time accounts for a significant proportion of the demand for energy. Both aspects are important fields of action for increasing resource efficiency in the building sector. At the same time, urban quarters in conurbations are nowadays subject to a variety of pressures for change, which are accompanied by an increasing dynamic of planning processes.

The research project RessStadtQuartier addresses these problems from the perspective of urban quarters in conurbations: In the research project, specific methods and instruments will be developed as a “toolbox” for municipal planning processes, with which suitable measures for increasing resource efficiency can be implemented in all phases of neighborhood development – new planning, (re)use, demolition. This includes conceptual foundations, their implementation in IT-based instruments for practical use and the investigation of framework conditions for successful integration into planning processes. To this end, the project will develop a building material cadastre as a uniform information basis for planning processes and link it to a building information model.

Resource-efficient urban quarters (YouTube, german)

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The three-year BMBF-funded project is coordinated by the Department of Material Flow Management and Resource Economy. Scientific partners at Department 13 are the FG Land Management and the Institute for Numerical Methods and Informatics in Civil Engineering. Furthermore, the FhG Project Group for Material Cycles and Resource Strategy IWKS and the UMGIS Informatik GmbH are scientifically active in the project. The City of Darmstadt and the State Capital Wiesbaden are involved as municipal partners, whose real-life district plans define the requirement profiles for the scientific work and the environment of the trial.

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Marcel Heiß M.Sc.
+49 6151 16-21821