Data driven urban nature.
Data Driven Urban Nature. Lab 2.0 Basel. The Rhine at the Trinational District Basel
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Urban challenges include traffic, Nature-Based Solutions, mixed land use, social integration, and healthy, equitable cities. GIS data aids in analyzing these complexities and presenting results graphically. The Trinational Eurodistrict Basel serves as an experimental site, examining cultural, natural, social, and built ecosystems for studying quality of life.
Initially, quality of life indicators like Rhine access, parks, public transport, and meeting places were compared to population distribution. This determined favorable and unfavorable residential areas.
The bicycle infrastructure in Basel was analyzed, comparing real user routes with the existing road network and proposed connections. Similarities and differences identified bicycle friendliness.
Invasive Neophytes were studied to minimize their spread and integrate them into the local plant community. Threat levels and potential areas of spread were identified along the Rhine River and railroad tracks, along with causes of dispersal. The study on Tree Disservice mapped urban areas where severe allergies and respiratory problems are prevalent. Damage to trees within 100m of houses was assessed, categorizing areas from poor to poorly habitable. Tree diversity and nuisance for residents were also considered.
Lastly, the relationship between tree age, environmental factors (e.g., nitrogen, ammonia), and urban influences (e.g., waste stations, land use) was explored.
The attached maps illustrate the interconnected project stages, aiding the understanding of city development and the natural elements of quality of life.