The research project emplement!, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), is sponsored for its definition phase 2019-2020. The project is developed in cooperation with AT-Verband – Verband zur Förderung angepasster, sozial und umweltverträglicher Technologien e.V., Stuttgart (coordinator), IZES gGmbH – Institut für ZukunftsEnergieSysteme, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, University of Hohenheim, University of Tübingen and UN-Habitat.
Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences is responsible for subproject 4 “Strategy Evaluation and Implementation Activities”.
With regards to the rapid urbanization, cities and their surrounding regions cannot be developed separately anymore, but only in an adequate consideration of the systemic city-regional nexus. Therefore, the objective of emplement! is to develop transferable tools and the needed capacities that enable administrations and relevant stakeholders in the city of Da Nang and the adjacent Quang Nam Province in Vietnam to implement relevant strategies and plans into practical, efficient and sustainable as well as resilient city-regional measures that interact synergistically.
Both at the planning and the practical level, emplement! thereby focuses on four fields of action: tourism, agriculture, industry, and built environment. Based on this, a comprehensive, transferable methodology applicable also in other Asian cities and regions will be developed.
Besides the definition of longer-term implementation activities in the four fields of action, the German-Vietnamese team of researchers, practitioners and local authorities already in the definition phase conceives and scientifically accompanies the implementation of first practical showcase projects, taking into account the conceptual and technical synergies both between the four fields of action and within the urban-regional context.
The need for capacity development is addressed by appropriate trainings and workshops. The reference of the results to the superior framework (such as SDGs and New Urban Agenda) is ensured by UN-Habitat as project partner.