Competition 2016: Shortlisted in the category Research

mapping resilience

University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, 2015
Area Planning Urban Development Medium Information Visualization Type Research

Resilience usually refers to a person?s ability to cope with change in any sense. In the case of climatic change, it can be transferred to resistant structures towards unpredictable climatic events within cities and national economies, also called critical infrastructures. In contrast to a more short-term thought sustainability concept, resilience tries to apply a more long sighted approach in terms of urban planning.

In cooperation with Fouad Khan, who developed a mathematical scaling indicator based on complexity for assessing the resilience of cities and states regarding climate change mitigation, Paul Heinicker was able to abstract his calculations into visual models and a planning tool, which in the end could be a crucial interface for policy makers and urbanists.



  • Heinicker, Paul University of Applied Sciences Potsdam

Project Partner

Fouad Khan (WWF Luc Hoffman Institute)