Johannes Flacke

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Spatial differences in urban environmental conditions contribute to health inequalities within cities. The purpose of the paper is to map environmental inequalities relevant for health in the City of Dortmund, Germany, in order to identify needs for planning interventions. We develop suitable indicators for mapping socioeconomically-driven environmental(More)
The paper discusses the use of empirical evidence to derive the concept for a spatially explicit agent-based model that simulates land-use change in an informal settlement in the city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Dar es Salaam’s informal settlements are home to 70 – 80 % of the city’s residents and are characterized by high housing densities, unstructured(More)
Differential exposure to multiple environmental burdens and benefits and their distribution across a population with varying vulnerability can contribute heavily to health inequalities. Particularly relevant are areas with high cumulative burdens and high social vulnerability termed as "hotspots". This paper develops an index-based approach to assess these(More)
Sustainable urban development has had important impacts on national policies of urban planning. To monitor urban growth, computer-based models have been developed including cellular automata model which depends on transition rules. Two methods, one enrichment factor method and other a combination of enrichment factor and AHP derived weights were used to(More)
Older adults living in high-deprivation areas walk less than those living in low-deprivation areas. Previous research has shown that older adults' outdoor walking levels are related to the neighbourhood built environment. This study examines inequalities in perceived built environment attributes (i.e., safety, pedestrian infrastructure and aesthetics) and(More)
Cities are recognised as key players in global adaptation and mitigation efforts because the majority of people live in cities. However, in Europe, which is highly urbanized and one of the most advanced regions in terms of environmental policies, there is considerable diversity in the regional distribution, ambition and scope of climate change responses.(More)
Globally, efforts are underway to reduce anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to climate change impacts at the local level. However, there is a poor understanding of the relationship between city strategies on climate change mitigation and adaptation and the relevant policies at national and European level. This paper describes a comparative(More)
Distance learning requires a specific effort of addressing the students: Students motivation has to be kept up high throughout the course via interesting and diversified teaching material and methods. Experiences from distance courses held in asynchronous teaching mode showed that this is difficult over a longer period. Adding live online interaction using(More)