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Angelika Rauch

Angelika Rauch

Angelika Rauch, DI is shareholder and managing director of tbw research GesmbH, a company that conducts research in the fields of mobility as well as energy and construction. Ms. Rauch is a graduate engineer in landscape planning and member of the executive board of the federal initiative eMobility Austria as well as on the board of WIMEN. She has been involved in many R&D projects since 2009, both in terms of content and in a managerial capacity, and is a PMA award winner for the project “smile – einfach mobil”.

Abstract

‘COOL STREETS’ TO RETURN PUBLIC SPACE TO PEDESTRIANS AND RESIDENTS AND FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION

“Cool Streets” is a heat adaptation measure. In three city areas, particularly affected by heat, fully shaded streets sections became car-free and were opened as recreational areas for residents for a limited period of time. The evaluation of the action shows high acceptance and manifold social effects.