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Land Use — let the grass grow!

many cars on a parking lot with houses in between

Designer Outlet Parndorf
© CC BY_SA 4.0 Steindl

The consumption of land continues to rise. On community outskirts, where land is even cheaper, new shopping centres and supermarkets with large car parks are being built, and detached houses are being built on greenfield sites. Roads for development follow and all these sealed areas reduce the green and agricultural area. Water cannot seep away from sealed surfaces, so there are more and more frequent and severe floods. The areas heat up extremely in summer, cannot bind CO2, thereby accelerating climate change, and are lost to food production.

This is where ideas and measures are needed to conserve ‘Land for Us All’. The exhibition pursues possible solutions, and in the workshop that follows we develop our own ideas using a land-use planning game.