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plan B:altic is an interdisciplinary research group focused on the issue of "Climate Change and Spatial Development - Adaptation strategies of urban and regional planning in urban regions of the Baltic Sea coast.”

More information on our main areas of research can be found on the following web pages



Head of Research Group: Dr.-Ing. Sonja Deppisch

HafenCity University Hamburg
Research Group plan B:altic
Überseeallee 16
20457 Hamburg

Tel.: +49 40 42827-4508


The main project

Introducing the research group plan B:altic

The subprojects

Details on project I.1: Climate change and development scenarios for urban regions

Details on project I.2: Land-use and specific vulnerabilities

Details on project II.1: Perception and communication of climate change and adaptation to the impacts of climate change

Details on project II.2: Making plans on resilient urban and regional development? - Ethical questions of planning

Details on project III.1: Governance processes and the capacity for adaptive urban and regional planning

Details on project III.2: Requirements on instruments and methods of an adaptive urban and regional development

Details on project III.3: Knowledge generation and integration into adaptation processes to climate change impacts

Information material

Information material


Definitions of the main terms of our research


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The research group "plan B:altic" is based in the Department of Urban Planning and Regional Development at the HafenCity University Hamburg. "plan B:altic" is fully funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research under its Social-Ecological Research Programme within the Framework Programme "FONA - Research for Sustainable Development" from 2009 until 2014 (FKZ 01UU0909).