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LIRCA: The new project on climate adaptation processes in regional networks in NRW

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On 1 July 2019, the project "Roll-out innovativer Klimaanpassungsprozesse in regionalen Netzwerken in NRW (LIRCA)", funded under the EU programme "LIFE Climate Change Adaptation" and co-financed by the NRW Ministry of the Environment, was launched at the IRPUD. The TU Dortmund University is represented in the project by two independent research institutions, IRPUD and the Sozialforschungsstelle (sfs). Other project partners are the German Institute of Urban Affairs (Difu, Cologne), the Education Center for the Supply and Disposal Economy (BEW, Essen) and Prognos AG. The project will run until December 2022.

Climate change is already affecting North Rhine-Westphalia today. Although the relevance of climate adaptation measures is becoming increasingly clear, obstacles to their implementation can still be identified at the municipal and regional level. The main objective of LIRCA is therefore, with the involvement of all relevant stakeholders, to promote innovative approaches to the implementation and long-term realisation of strategies to increase climate resilience and adaptation at the regional level. Climate adaptation and resilience are to be anchored as cross-cutting issues in the areas of urban planning, buildings and infrastructure as well as resource management in NRW with the help of inter-municipal cooperation (mainstreaming).

Roadmaps will be developed as a verifiable and adaptable planning, development and implementation instrument for regional climate impact adaptation (integrated roadmapping approach) on the basis of four pioneer regions that are expected to be similarly affected by climate impacts. These pioneer regions are: The district of Siegen-Wittgenstein, the district of Wesel, the district of Steinfurt and the region of Nordeifel. Six other regions are to follow as user regions in the course of the project.

The IRPUD is responsible in particular for the risk and vulnerability analyses and the region-specific climate scenarios within the framework of LIRCA. The region-specific climate scenarios also serve as an interface to the new climate model "KliMoPrax - Climate Models for Practice", which is the responsibility of the Sozialforschungsstelle (sfs).

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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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