The Federal Ministry of Education and Research’s funding priority on the sustainable development of fast growing megacities is focussing on "energy- and climate-efficient structures in urban growth centres". It is a global focussed component of the German Federal Government’s "High-Tech-Strategy for Climate Protection". The most important characteristic of this approach is its link to the concept of sustainable development. This approach is different from others insofar as the project themes are not orientated to individual issues. They are rather directed towards concrete areas of need and solution-orientated. Ecological, economical and social aspects of the development of energy- and climate-efficient structures in urban growth centres are to be considered in a closed and long-term concept.
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