How to Reconcile the Ecosystem Service of Regulating the Microclimate with Urban Planning Projects on Brownfields? The Case Study Bayerischer Bahnhof in Leipzig, Germany

  • Florian KochEmail author
  • Uwe Schlink
  • Lars Bilke
  • Carolin Helbig


Little is known about the effect of inner-city brownfield re-use on Ecosystem Services (ESS). Can Ecosystem Services be maintained and at the same time new planning projects realized? In this text, we analyze the effects of brownfield-re-use on ESS through comparing the current situation with a potential revitalization scenario referring to the empirical example of Bayerischer Bahnhof in Leipzig, Germany. We focus on the Ecosystem service of regulating the microclimate and combine microclimate modelling tools with urban planning research


Urban planning Brownfield Climate regulation Revitalization Urban design 



This work was done as a cooperation of the integrated projects “urban transformations” (T13) and “from models to predictions” (T53) and partly financed through the program integration fund of the UFZ. The author Carolin Helbig thanks the Earth System Knowledge Platform (ESKP) for the funding.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Florian Koch
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Uwe Schlink
    • 1
  • Lars Bilke
    • 3
  • Carolin Helbig
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Urban and Environmental SociologyHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research–UFZLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft HTW BerlinBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Department of Environmental InformaticsHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research–UFZLeipzigGermany

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