Michelle Heese MSc.

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Erich-Weinert-Str. 1, LG 10
Room 513a

T +49 (0) 355 69 3418
F +49 (0) 355 69 2765
michelle.heese(at)b-tu.de

Teaching

Module 41-2-02 "Integrated Environmental Planning" for Environmental and Resource Management (Bachelor)

- Lecture "Integrated Environmental Planning"
- Seminar "Integrated Environmental Planning"

Module "Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment" for Environmental and Resource Management (Master)

- 41-4-04 Lecture "Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment"
- 41-2-15 Seminar "Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment"

Module "International Strategies for Climate Protection" for Umweltingenieurswesen (Master)

- 41-07-811 Lecture "International Strategies for Climate Protection"
- 41-07-812 Seminar "International Strategies for Climate Protection"

Current Research Project

Integrative Adaptation Planning Framework for Climate Change im städtischen Umfeld von Ho Chi Minh City. http://www.megacity-hcmc.org

Publications

STORCH, H. and DOWNES, N. (2011)
A Scenario-based Approach to Assess Ho Chi Minh City's Urban Development Strategies Against the Impact of Climate Change. In: Cities, 28((6) Special Issue: Low Carbon Cities), 517-526. Elsevier. ISSN: 02642751. DOI:10.1016/j.cities.2011.07.002

STORCH, H., DOWNES, N., KATZSCHNER, L. and THINH, N. X. (2011)
Building Resilience to Climate Change Through Adaptive Land Use Planning in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In: Otto-Zimmermann, K. (Ed.) Resilient Cities: Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change, Proceedings of the Global Forum 2010, Local Sustainability 1, 349-363. Berlin: Springer. ISBN: 978-94-007-0784-9. DOI:10.1007/978-94-007-0785-6_35

STORCH, H. and DOWNES, N. K. (2011)
Ho Chi Minh City Confronts Risk of Flooding. In: Rollnick, R. (UN-Habitat) (Ed.) Urban World, 4(3), 46-47. London: UN-Habitat & Publishing for Development.

DOWNES, N. (2011)
A Spatial Urban Environmental Indicator Framework for Ho Chi Minh City´s Adaptation Response to Climate Change In: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (Ed.) (2011):"Future Megacities in Balance" Young Researchers´ Symposium in Essen, 9.-10. October 2010, Dok&Mat Bd. 66. Pp. 200-205.

DOWNES, N., STORCH, H., RUJNER, H., SCHMIDT M. (2011)
Spatial Indicators for Assessing Climate Risks and Opportunities within the Urban Environment of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In: Isocarp (Eds.) E-Proceedings of 47th ISOCARP Congress 2011 "Liveable Cities Urbanising World, Meeting the challenge" Wuhan China, Case Study Platform: www.isocarp.net and Congress CD, 13pp. The Hague: ISOCARP.

STORCH, H., RUJNER, H., DOWNES, N., THONG NHAT TRAN and SCHMIDT, M. (2011)
Assessing Climate-related Current and Future Urban Risks in Ho Chi Minh City - Management of Spatial Planning Information based on Core-Indicators of Urban Environmental Risks. In: Le Huy Ba (Eds.) Proceedings 1st International Conference on Energy, Environment and Climate Change. Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, 2011. 6 pp. Ho Chi Minh City University of Industry.

STORCH, H., DOWNES, N., RUJNER, H. (2011) A scenario-based approach to assessing the exposure and flood risk of Ho Chi Minh City's urban development strategy in times of climate change. In: W. Pillmann, S. Schade, & P. Smits (Eds.) EnviroInfo 2011 "Innovations in Sharing Environmental Observation and Information", Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Informatics for Environmental Protection Ispra Italy. 270-279. Marburg: Shaker Verlag. ISBN: 978-38-440-0451-9.

STORCH, H. and DOWNES, N. (2011)
The Dynamics of Urban Change in Times of Climate Change - The Case of Ho Chi Minh City. In: Schrenk, M.; Popovich, V.V. and Zeile, P. (Eds.) REAL CORP 2011: Change for Stability: Lifecycles of Cities And Regions, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Urban Planning and Spatial Development in the Information Society. 977-984. Schwechat: CORP. ISBN: 978-3-9503110-1-3.

STORCH, H., DOWNES, N. and RUJNER, H. (2010)
The Challenge of Spatial Information Management for Adaptation to Climate Change in Ho Chi Minh City. In: Greve, K. and Cremers, A.B. (Eds.) EnviroInfo2010: Integration of Environmental Information in Europe, Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Informatics for Environmental Protection Cologne/Bonn, Germany. 169-176. Aachen: Shaker. ISBN: 978-3-8322-9458-8.

STORCH, H. and DOWNES, N. (2010)
Ho Chi Minh City: Opportunities for Adaptation via Spatial Planning Strategies. In: Kabat, P. and Vellinga, P. (Eds.) Deltas in Times of Climate Change, Rotterdam 2010: Connecting world science and deltas. Abstracts: Scientific Programme Deltas in Depth. Rotterdam, p. 228.

DOWNES, N., and STORCH, H. (Eds.) (2010)
Adaptation Response to Climate Change at the Urban Level - Spatial Information Needs for Climate-related Decision Support in Mega-Urban Regions. Report of the German-Vietnamese Workshop held on 9th July 2010 at IMHEN in Hanoi, Vietnam. BTU-Cottbus: PDF-Documentation.

DOWNES, N., STORCH, H., RUJNER, H. and MOON, K. (2010)
Urban Sustainability in Times of Changing Climate: The Case of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In: E-Proceedings: 46th ISOCARP Congress 2010 "Sustainable City / Developing World", Nairobi Kenya. 8 pp., Case Study Platform: www.isocarp.net and Congress CD, The Hague: ISOCARP.

RUJNER, H., GOEDECKE, M., STORCH, H., MOON, K. and DOWNES, N. (2010)
GIS-basierte Kopplung des Abflussbildungsmodells ABIMO mit dem stadtstrukturellen Planungsinformationssystem von Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam). In: Strobl, J., Blaschke, T. und Griesebner, G. (Hrsg.) Angewandte Geoinformatik 2010, Beiträge zum 22. AGIT-Symposium, Salzburg, 545-551, Heidelberg: Wichmann, ISBN: 978-3-87907-495-2.

STORCH, H. and DOWNES, N. (2010)
Liveable and resilient Ho Chi Minh City: Tackling the challenges of climate change, energy security and sustainable urban development. In: Schrenk, M.; Popovich, V.V. and Zeile, P. (Eds.) REAL CORP 2010: CITIES FOR EVERYONE: Liveable, Healthy, Prosperous. Promising Vision or Unrealistic Fantasy? The role of Urban Planning and Urban Technologies on the path towards improved Quality of Life, Health, Sustainability and Prosperity in our Cities; Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Urban Planning and Spatial Development in the Information Society. 401-409, Schwechat : CORP, ISBN: 978-39502139-9-7.

STOCK, O.; BENS, O.; HEIDBACH, C.; NARA, S.; DOWNES, N. K.; HÜTTL, R. F.; RAAB, T. (2009): Bodenphysikalische, wachstumskundliche und rechtliche Aspekte der Melioration stark toniger Kippsubstrate mit REA-Gips. - In: Hüttl, R. F.; Schneider, B. U. (Eds.), Neue Ansätze in der land- und forstwirtschaftlichen Rekultivierung, Forschungszentrum Landschaftsentwicklung und Bergbaulandschaften, 45-77.

MOON, K.; DOWNES, N.; RUJNER, H. and STORCH, H. (2009)
Adaptation of the Urban Structure Type Approach for Vulnerability Assessment of Climate Change Risks in Ho Chi Minh City. In: E-Proceedings: 45th ISOCARP Congress 2009 "Low Carbon Cities", Porto, Portugal. 7 pp., Case Study Platform: www.isocarp.net and Congress CD, The Hague: ISOCARP.

MOON, K.; STORCH, H.; DOWNES, N. und RUJNER, H. (2009)
The Urban Structure Type Approach as a dynamic analysis and planning module for urban scale climate change and development scenarios. In: Gnauck, A.; Luther, B. (Eds.) : ASIM 2009 -20th Symposium Simulation Techniques, September 2009 (Extended Abstracts) (Full-Paper on CD). Pp. 281-285. Aachen: Shaker. ISBN 978-3-8322-8509-8

STORCH, H.; DOWNES, N.; MOON, K. and RUJNER, H. (2009)
Downscaling Climate Change Impacts to the Urban Area of Ho Chi Minh City using an Urban Structure Type Approach. In: Wohlgemuth, V., Page, B. and Voigt, K. (Eds.) (2009) EnviroInfo 2009. Environmental Informatics and Industrial Environmental Protection: Concepts, Methods and Tools, 23rd International Conference on Informatics for Environmental Protection - Volume 2: Workshops. Pp. 329-337. Aachen: Shaker. ISBN 978-3-8322-8397-1

STORCH, H.; MOON, K. und RUJNER, H. (2009)
Entwicklung eines stadtstrukturellen Planungsinformationssystems zur Bewertung von Anpassungsstrategien an den Klimawandel in der mega-urbanen Region Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam In: Josef Strobl, J., Blaschke, T. und Griesebner, G. (Hrsg.) (2009) Angewandte Geoinformatik 2009,Beiträge zum 21. AGIT-Symposium Salzburg, XVI, S. 486-491, Wichmann : Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-87907-480-8

STORCH, H.; DOWNES, N., NGUYEN XUAN THINH; THAMM, H.-P.; HO LONG PHI; TRAN THUC; NGUYEN THI HIEN THUAN; EMBERGER, G.; GOEDECKE, M.; WELSCH, J. and SCHMIDT, M. (2009)
Adaptation Planning Framework to Climate Change for the Urban Area of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In: Worldbank (Eds.) (2009) Fifth Urban Research Symposium "Cities and Climate Change: Responding to an Urgent Agenda" Marseille, France, June 28-30, 2009, Session: Adaptation of Cities to Climate Change: Case Studies of Local Plans, Online-Proceedings www.urs2009.net, 24 pp.

STORCH, H.; DOWNES, N. and MOON, K. (2009)
Climate Change and the Resilience of Megacities in South-East-Asia. Creating Risk-Based Climate Change Information for Ho Chi Minh City's Settlements. In: Schrenk, M., Popovich, V. V., Engelke, D. and Elisei, P. (Eds.) (2009) Cities 3.0: Smart, Sustainable, Integrative. Strategies, Concepts and Technologies for Planning the Urban Future. Proceedings REAL CORP 2009, pp. 45-54, Sitges : CORP , ISBN: 978-39502139-7-3

HELBRON, H., SCHMIDT, M., GLASSON, J., DOWNES, N. (2009)
Indicator System for Strategic Environmental Assessment inRegional Land Use Planning. In Petit, S., Wrbka, T.,Frederiksen, P. (Eds.): Special Issue of Ecological Indicators "Impact Assessment of Land Use Changes in Europe: Indicators, scaling and aggregation issues".

STOCK, O., DOWNES, N., (2008)
Effects of additions of organic matter on the penetration resistance of glacial till for the entire water tension range. Soil & Tillage Research 99, pp. 191-201.

STOCK, O., DOWNES, N., HÜTTL, RF. (2007)
Bestimmung und Modellierung des Einflusses organischer Substanz auf das Verfestigungsverhalten von Geschiebemergel im Wasserspannungsbereich 100-107 hPa (Estimation and modelling the effect of organic matter on the soil stregth dynamics in the entire water tension rage). Mitteilungen der Deutschen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft 110, pp. 137-138.

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