The objective of the PlanSmart research group is to explore innovative approaches to planning and implementing nature-based solutions for resilient development of river basins and the interactions between rural and urban areas within them. The approaches to be explored are ‘smart’ in that they consider social, ecological and economic targets, explore synergies wherever appropriate, apply Geodesign technology for supporting decisions with the best available knowledge, and use SolutionLabs as platforms for transdisciplinary cooperation. This enhances the relevance of the planning outcomes for various actors and the likelihood of actual implementation in practice.
- Prof. Dr. Christian Albert (Ruhr University Bochum, Institute of Geography)
- Dr. Barbara Schröter (Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research)