PPP Tschechien

Comparative analysis of the influence of urban redevelopment on the soil carbon sink function

After the political changes at the beginning of the 1990s, urban systems in the countries of the former “Eastern Bloc” also underwent a change in values and a reorientation of urban development. However, this did not take place in the same way in all countries or cities. In Halle, for example, the socialist block housing estates were dismantled, while in Prague they were further developed. Single-family housing estates grew much more in Halle than in Prague. The effect of these developments on the carbon content of the land was to be investigated in the project-related people exchange (PPP) programme with the University of Prague.

Sub-project leader:
  • Ivana Galushkova
  • Manfred Frühauf
  • Daniel Niepsch
Project partners:
  • Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
Hintergrund und Ziele:
  • Quantitative impact of the sealing and unsealing of surfaces in urban areas on the CO2 footprint of the inhabitants of the settlements.
  • Comparison of different settlement forms in different developing cities – here Halle and Prague
Background and objectives:
  • Calculation of a carbon balance per inhabitant of the settlement type (block building settlement and single-family house settlement) before and after the political change (comparison of the time slices 1989 and 2010).
  • Remote sensing, laboratory analyses
Expected results:




PPP Tschechien
Prague (Czech Republic) and Halle (Germany)
Research, cooperation, exchange