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Elaboration of a guideline for commercial and industrial areas adapted to climate change using the example of the City of Bottrop

The aim of the KlimWaGe project, which is funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, is to develop and test transferable strategies and measures that promote the development of the adaptation to climate change of commercial and industrial areas in German municipalities. The focus is on the climate consequences of heat and heavy rain.

So far, there has been a lack of a project that focuses explicitly on adapting to the climate impacts of existing and newly developed commercial and industrial areas. A typical commercial climate, for example, due to the high degree of sealing, maybe even more overheated than inner-city residential areas and may be affected by convective extreme weather events such as heavy rain, hail or storm.

The project, therefore, develops innovative thematic and methodological approaches. This involves further developing existing planning processes, contributing to the establishment of sustainable municipal stakeholder networks, and thus enabling them to develop commercial and industrial areas that are adapted to climate change. In each sub-product of the project, three possible municipal planning conditions in the development of commercial and industrial areas are discussed.

  • Further development/adaptation of existing commercial and industrial areas,
  • Revitalization of industrial wasteland and
  • Development of potential commercial and industrial areas

At the end of the project, strategies and measures are tested in the city of Bottrop, the project cooperation partner. In addition, a modularly structured guideline to "Climate change-adapted commercial and industrial areas" is being developed.

A large specialist workshop was held in March 2020, at which the climate impact analysis of the TU Dortmund University and the developed area profiles were presented. Moreover, departments and institutions of the city of Bottrop actively participated in the development of necessary goals, strategies, and instruments.

The project is implementing by IRPUD together with the Department of Environment and Green of the City of Bottrop.

Funding and Duration
The project is funded by the BMU (Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety) as a municipal pilot project within the framework of the funding program "Adaptation to the Impacts of Climate Change" and has a duration of 30 months.

Project period: January 2019 to June 2021

Impressions of the KlimaWaGe-Workshop


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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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