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IRM. Instytut Rozwoju Miast


General description

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The Institute of Urban Development (IRM) is a scientific and research institute. The Institute experience comprise works on: spatial planning, municipal economy, environmental assessment, communication, rehabilitation, strategy and housing policy at national, regional and local levels, social and economical problems of housing, management of housing resources, building market and real estate market. The Institute of Urban Development has rich experience in landuse planning within Polish part of Carpathian Mountain Area. During last twenty years we have made many spatial development studies and local plans including mountain risk problems (eg. flood hazards, landslide hazards, snow avalanche). The Institute and the members of the staff are involved in several associations and research networks such as IFHP (International Federation for Housing and Planning), ENHR (European Network for Housing Research), ENTP (European New Towns Platform) and METREX (Network of European Metropolitan Regions and Areas).

Key competences and facilities

The Institute's personnel is composed of 64 persons constituting an interdisciplinary team of research and technical staff representing the following areas: urban planning, spatial planning, architecture, geography, law, economy, political science, biology, civil engineering, hydro-engineering, sanitary engineering, mechanics, electrical engineering, land reclamation, chemistry, transportation, computer science, organisation and management, geology and forestry

Key persons

Wiktor Glowacki

Janusz Komenda

Previous training programs and research

IRM was partner in a Local Government Assistance Programme, funded by British ‘Know-How Fund’, in Local Government Partnership Programmes funded by USAID and in Phare Fund projects concerning national training programme ‘Land Management in Municipalities”; INTEREG II B FOCUS; INTERREG IIIC InterMETREX, FP5 SUREURONET Project coordinator; FP5 SURE project; EU URBACT I Programme - “Cultural Activities and Creative Undertakings a Driving Force for Urban Regeneration” project; IRBACT II Programme – “Metropolitan Governance and Competitiveness of European Cities”; From 2006 to 2008 Institute of Urban Development had taken part in “Carpathian Project’ within INTERREG IIIB CADSES.



ESR-08: host
ESR-11: Secondment



Prenger-Berninghoff, K. (2012), Regional vulnerability to climate change and the role of cohesion policy in climate change adaptation. Abstract for FLOODrisk 2012, 20-22 November, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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Prenger-Berninghoff, K. (2012), Adapting to climate change: the need for EU Cohesion Policy to adjust funding. July 11-15, AESOP 2012, Ankara, Turkey.
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Prenger-Berninghoff, K., Głowacki, W., Komenda, J., Sprague, T. (2013), The legal basis for dealing with natural hazards in spatial planning in different EU countries. July 15-19, AESOP 2013, Dublin, Ireland.
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Prenger-Berninghoff, K., Greiving, S. (2014), The use of risk information in spatial planning in Europe: examples from case study sites in Italy and Romania with a focus on flood and landslide hazards. In: Lollino, G., Manconi, A., Guzzetti, F., Culshaw, M., Bobrowsky, P., Luino, F. (eds.) (2014): Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 5, Springer International Publishing, pp 737-741.
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Prenger-Berninghoff, K., Cortes, V. J., Sprague, T., Aye,Z. C., Greiving. S., Głowacki, W., and Sterlacchini, S. (2014), The connection between long-term and short-term risk management strategies for flood and landslide hazards: examples from land-use planning and emergency management in four European case studies, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 3261-3278, doi:10.5194/nhess-14-3261-2014.

Sprague, T., Prenger-Berninghoff, K., and Charrière, M. (2013), Risk Communication: the connection between assessment and management of changing risks. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 15, EGU2013-1206

Prenger-Berninghoff, K., Cortes, V.J., Aye, Z.C., Sprague, T. (2013), Coordination of short-term and long-term mitigation measures of hydro-meteorological risks: the importance of establishing a link between emergency management and spatial planning. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 15, EGU2013-5445-1

Prenger-Berninghoff, K., Głowacki, W., Komenda, J., Leroi, E. (2014), The impact of the EU Flood Risk Directive on spatial planning using examples from French and Polish case study sites. International Conference Analysis and Management of changing risks for natural hazards. 18-19 November 2014. Padova, Italy.

Aye, Z.C., Sprague, T., Cortes, V. J., Prenger-Berninghoff, K., Jaboyedoff, M., Derron, M-H (2016). A collaborative (web-GIS) framework based on empirical data collected from three case studies in Europe for risk management of hydro-meteorological hazards. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 2016, 15, 10-23.