WP 3 tasks

Impact assessment on and of spatial structures will show in concrete analyses how urban form influences the flow of resources in our urban systems, using the urban form typology derived in WP 1. In assessing the impact of urban forms on densities and on the modal split, spatial patterns of displacement will have to be developed and the impact on the modes of transporting energy, goods and people will have to be concluded, leading to a “metabolic impact analysis” as an innovation in impact assessment methodologies.

Derived from this empirical basis, in a next step methods of optimising urban forms for existing and for newly built urban structures shall be developed, attempting to show how metabolically improved cities will have to be built.

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