LeipzigerBG

Leipziger BlauGrün
Blue-green district development in Leipzig

Multifunctional infrastructures for energy- and water-efficient urban districts

Motivation
Leipzig is a growing city. The development of additional living space in the city center is therefore an important goal of sustainable urban development. However, increasingly dense urban neighborhoods and the consequences of climate change (heat, extreme rain events) put great strain on the water and energy infrastructure. As a result, the city’s stakeholders are confronted with new planning and legal issues.

Objectives and procedure
The project aims to significantly reduce the load on the central sewage system, improving the energy efficiency and the microclimate, and achieving a climate resilient urban water management. The development of new, transferable blue-green technologies and planning tools, and a sensor-based, robust process control, are the key to achieving these objectives.

Expected results and transfer
The results are directly incorporated into the conception and implementation of the model district “Eutritzscher Freiladebahnhof” in Leipzig. In addition, impulses and effects in the field of multifunctional blue-green infrastructure are expected for the whole city, which will contribute to sustainable urban development both nationally and internationally.

Project title
Leipziger BlauGrün – Blue-green district development in Leipzig

Project website
www.ufz.de/leipziger-bg

Duration
01.10.2019–30.09.2022

Funding code
033W110A-K

Funding
2.806.699 €

Contact
Prof. Dr. Roland Arno Müller
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH – UFZ
Tel.: 0341 235 12 75
E-Mail: roland.mueller@ufz.de

Project partners
Stadt Leipzig
Kommunale Wasserwerke Leipzig GmbH
Stadtwerke Leipzig GmbH
HTWK Leipzig
Universität Leipzig
Umweltbundesamt
Fraunhofer-IGB
DHI WASY GmbH
Tilia GmbH
Optigrün International AG
Leipzig 416 GmbH

Verson of
Oktober 2019