The EU project SUDPLAN - Sustainable Urban Development Planner for Climate Change Adaptation - has developed a web-based planning, prediction and training tool to support decisions in urban planning, taking into consideration the expected effects of climate change. With project start in January 2010, we have now come to the point of demonstrating the results of the development work. This will take place in a lunch-to-lunch workshop in the city of Wuppertal, Germany.
Who are we targeting with this workshop?
You are community planner, responsible for the sewage system, the water treatment plant, the air quality management of your city or similar. You may also work in an insurance company or do consulting on environmental and climate change issues. You have a professional interest in how climate change will affect your city in terms of intense rainfall, temperature, river runoff and air quality.
What can SUDPLAN give to you?
The SUDPLAN tool will allow you to use global and regional climate model results - this without the need to be an expert on climate change yourself - together with your own local data, thereby improving the future projections of precipitation, temperature, hydrological conditions and air quality in your city. You can also integrate your local models into the system and use its advanced visualization techniques.
Interested to register for the workshop?
We welcome you who deal with urban planning and who has concern for what future effects climate will bring in terms of changes in precipitation, temperature, river runoff and air pollution. The workshop will focus real problems where software and model tools are used to find appropriate solutions. The tools developed in the four pilot cities are based on very flexible platforms and can be of use in many other European cities. So join us and judge yourself!
If you want to test SUDPLAN Common Services urban downscaling for your own city, see our webpage http://sudplan.eu/About-SUDPLAN/ and the requirement of input data to the left. Then add the message "Interested to try SUDPLAN downscaling with data from my own city" in the comment section of the registration form and we will try to conduct individual demonstrations.
The workshop and a dinner Thursday night are free of charge; however participants should cover their travel and hotel expenses. We have blocked several rooms in the Arcadia Hotel close to the Concert Hall until 8 September, please follow the Hotel link on the top of this page to get more information on this issue. If you have announced an interest of testing the SUDPLAN downscaling tool with local input data from your own city, you will be contacted by the SUDPLAN technical staff.
The SUDPLAN consortium warmly welcome you to join the Wuppertal workshop to learn about SUDPLAN and discuss climate change and urban planning issues!
Several rooms at the Arcadia Hotel next to the Concert Hall (venue of day 1) have been blocked until 8 September. After this date it may no longer be possible to book a room at this hotel, so please arrange your accomodation as soon as possible.
Before the program starts on 11 October at 1:00 p.m. we invite you to take part in a lunch buffet starting at 12:00 a.m. If you want to share please check the "Day 1 Lunch buffet" option in the registration form.
Program Thursday 11 October 13:00-18:00
Venue: Concert Hall, Wuppertal
Program Friday 12 October 09:00-13:00
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Venue: City Hall, Wuppertal-Barmen,
Rooms A-260, A-232 and A-149
There will be four laboratory stations where you
can work hands-on with the SUDPLAN tool and