Middle Upper Rhine / Northern Black Forest

1. DATES AND LOCATION

Area size: 4,470 km²
Population: 1.6 million
Population density: approx. 358 inhabitants / km²
Spatial structure: Karlsruhe / Pforzheim / Mühlacker agglomeration areas
The northern Black Forest and Middle Upper Rhine regions are two of the twelve planning regions of Baden-Württemberg and comprise three urban districts (Karlsruhe, Baden-Baden, Pforzheim) and 5 districts (Karlsruhe, Rastatt, Enzkreis, Calw and Freudenstadt).

2. VULNERABILITY

The exposure to climate change is particularly high in the areas of heat stress in the agglomerations of Karlsruhe / Pforzheim / Mühlacker as well as flood events on the Upper Rhine and in the narrow valleys of Enz, Nagold and Würm.

3. APPROACH TO CONTENT

(a) Analysis – elaboration and processing of the basic data on climate change

Update and completion of the technical data
Working out the consequences of climate change
Creation of similar and equivalent planning bases for regional planning in the entire project area
Creation of planning aids for municipal planning
(b) Thematic priorities

Settlement development
Tourism industry
Agriculture and Forestry
(c) Awareness and mobilization

Development of a sustainable network of actors
(d) Further development of the regional planning instruments

Coordinated spatial planning objectives for climate protection
(e) Development of a regional action program

Planning recommendations for regional planning and municipal planning

4. CONTACT PERSON

Model region
Dirk Büscher
Regional Association Northern Black Forest
Habermehlstrasse 20
75172 Pforzheim
Tel .: +49 (0) 7231.14784-0
E-Mail: verbandsdirektor (at) nordschwarzwald-region.de

Regional research assistant
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Walter Schönwandt
IGP Institute for Basics of Planning
University of Stuttgart
Keplerstrasse 11
70174 Stuttgart
Tel .: +49 (0) 711.685-83328
E-Mail: igp (at) igp.uni-stuttgart.de