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Wiebke Unbehaun

Wiebke Unbehaun

Wiebke Unbehaun, DI Dr. holds a doctorate in Natural Resources and Life Sciences as well as a degree in Spatial Planning. She is an expert in mobility and gender research and planning. For more than twenty years she has been working on innovative approaches to managing current and future mobility pattern and traffic flows while preserving quality of life and the environment in urban and rural areas. Her wish is to propagate a better and healthier lifestyle by promoting sustainable and environmentally friendly mobility through her work. To this end, she uses a wide range of scientific and applied research and management methods in the main areas of her work: mobility studies, mobility management and awareness raising, promotion of cycling and walking, concepts for shared mobility and MaaS, as well as the design of planning processes and the integration of spatial and transport planning.

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.