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Governing and Building Adaptive Capacity

Begin: End: Location: Rudolph-Chaudoire-Pavillon, South Campus, TU Dortmund University
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Governing and Building Adaptive Capacity - Policies and Actions for Resilient Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa

Since 2017, the Institute of Spatial Planning at TU Dortmund University (IRPUD) in cooperation with Ardhi University in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, are organising a series of workshops in which researchers and practitioners meet to explore issues and novel ideas for increasing the resilience of cities in East Africa.

The third workshop will be held on 26th and 27th September 2019 in Dortmund, Germany, and will focus on the following topics:

  1. Building and developing an urban database for flood risks management
  2. Participatory and multi-governance approaches for urban resilience
  3. Policy actions oriented toward the development of an urban database system and supporting multi-governance approaches in building urban resilience  

The workshops are part of the research-cum-training project "Gover­nance and Planning of Resilient Cities in East Africa" (GOPLAREA). The project aims to increase research and training capacities of regional universities and explore innovative practices in planning and governance, which enhance resilience of East African cities. The project is funded by the German government through its German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Registration is open until August 31: goplarea(at)


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Location & approach

The TU Dort­mund campus is located near the Dort­mund West interchange, where the A45 Sauerland line crosses the B1/A40 Ruhr expressway. The Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dort­mund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus. Coming from the A45, you can turn onto Stockumer Straße via Universitätsstraße. This in turn is connected to Baroper Straße, along which Campus South extends. If you take the exit of the A-40, the route via Emil-Figge Straße, Marie-Curie Allee to Baroper Straße makes sense. If you turn from Baroper Straße into August-Schmidt Straße, you have the possibility to reach the parking lot directly behind the GB III.

The South Campus is connected via Stockumerstraße by bus lines 440 and 449, which run every 10 minutes. Campus South can be reached on foot from the Am Gardenkamp stop, and the Eichlinghofen H-Bahn station is also located near the Eichlinghofen stop. The bus lines connect to the U42 light rail line at the Barop Parkhaus stop, which provides connections to the Dort­mund-Hombruch district and Dort­mund downtown. 

From Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen, the South Campus is connected to the H-Bahn network via the Eichlinghofen H-Bahn station. Line 1 runs here every 10 minutes, and the South Campus is served by the Campus Süd stop. 
A connection to Campus North is also provided via the H-Bahn. Line 2 shuttles between Campus North and Campus South every 5 minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.

The facilities of TU Dort­mund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the uni­ver­si­ty are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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