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iSCAPE: Wandering Tree Parade 2019 launched in Bottrop

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Determination of the wandering tree locations in the schoolyard of the Cyriakusschule Bottrop

In the course of the current debate on clean air in German cities, but also the international climate change debate, urban green spaces and urban trees are strongly in focus. Within the framework of a real world laboratory as part of the EU project "Improving the Smart Control of Air Pollution in Europe" (iSCAPE), the IRPUD developed a project together with the city of Bottrop and its citizens to raise awareness, sensitise people and increase the local air quality and quality of stay: the Wandering Trees Bottrop! This year, mobile trees planted in tubs made their way through the city of Bottrop for the second time. While last year the trees wandered through an inner-city neighbourhood, this year's Wandering Tree Parade took place in several local primary schools. The primary school pupils tended and cared for the trees - especially in the hot temperatures of the last few weeks - until they finally migrated to the next primary school. This playful introduction to the importance of green in the city was a complete success! The walking tree parade was accompanied by other activities around the trees. Following the parade, the walking trees will find a permanent place in the schoolyards of the primary schools. The Wandering Trees Bottrop illustrate the importance and potential of such transdisciplinary real world laboratories, whose successes are visible to people directly and on site.


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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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