This module considers the input variables on climate change (Module 1) as well as the perceptions, expectations and behavioral patterns of residents (Module 2) from the project areas. On this groundwork, specific options are developed for actions at the level of local residents (WP 3.1), the building sector (WP 3.2) as well as in the Environmental Departments of the state capitals Dresden (WP 3.3) and Erfurt (WP 3.4). These specific options are then tested in the two project areas.
The module makes on the one hand use of data and tools from Module 1 in order to develop innovative forms of adaptation by considering both effectiveness and efficiency. On the other hand, working approaches and techniques from module 2 are used for the resident-oriented management and supervision of the negotiation and prioritization processes in order to ensure socially balanced and accepted measures.
The close collaboration of scientists and practitioners enables a transdisciplinary development of the project. A co-design of the various sub-tasks is thus necessary, whereby the contents, goals and work processes closely reflect the practical requirements, potentials and windows of opportunity.
The core elements of a project management that strives for cooperation and the intelligent division of tasks are: (a) the joint discussion and management of the main research questions and their linkage by a project steering group with equal voting rights for scientists and practitioners; (b) the provision and moderation of suitable formats for information and communication at project level; (c) the continuous supervision of planning and negotiation processes in the two project areas as well as (d) the risk management on the basis of wide experience gained in collaborative projects with complex and demanding constellations of partners.