For assessing socio-economic and demographic data linked to vulnerability and adaptive capacity in Stuttgart,
two household surveys have been planned. The first one (Survey I) was conducted by the city of Stuttgart
within the “Citizen Survey / Bürgerumfrage - Stuttgart 2021”. This household survey was implemented by the
statistical office of the city; the University of Stuttgart (IREUS) participated in the survey by providing
selected questions. Accordingly, the two following activities are in progress:
- The analysis of the socio-economic data and their linkages with heatwave-related variables (e.g. in terms of risk perception, adaptation measures and capacities)
- The analysis of the linkage between the social profile and structure types of the city
The second household survey (Survey II) will be directly conducted by the University of Stuttgart (IREUS).
Considering a set of specific indicators, this questionnaire is particularly designed to capture human
vulnerability and capacities to deal with heat stress. Information from this survey will be coupled with
remote sensing data to identify and cluster differential socio-economic and demographic profiles linked
to different settlement types/structures. From empirical analysis, different archetypes will be developed
to characterize the linkages between the settlement structures (and associated activities) and the
socio-economic and demographic typologies in Stuttgart.