The extreme precipitation in the Ahr valley in the summer of 2021 has shown that it is already urgently necessary to deal with the consequences of heavy rainfall events. Of course, heavy rainfall events of this magnitude are exceptional; however, the frequency and intensity of such heavy rainfall events are most likely to be increased in the future due to global climate change. Therefore, it is fair to state that current practices in dealing with heavy rain may no longer be effective in the future convergence of climatic and non-climatic changes. Therefore, although some cities and property owners were not affected by the heavy rainfall event in the past, they are also advised to make efforts to protect themselves against precipitation at an early stage.
The RESI-extrem II project is building on and accelerating the actions laid out by its previous phase to help medium-sized cities and small towns deal with heavy rainfall events. Since launching this new phase in August 2021, all RESI-extrem II project partners have demonstrated their high motivation and close cooperation to proactively encounter future climate extreme events and mitigate potential hazards. Thereby, the upcoming highlight of the project is a practical guideline for mainstreaming resilience-promoting measures into Integrated Urban Development Concepts (ISEK) and transferring lessons learned from Olfen and Schwäbisch Gmünd to other municipalities.
The key focus of the RESI-extrem II project is to provide scientific support for implementing resilience-promoting approaches and measures into day-to-day planning and administration, as well as its application in other fields of action and specialized planning. This also includes addressing resilience in the consideration process and prioritization approaches for resilience-promoting measures taking into account synergies and conflicts with other fields of action. The project will facilitate the cities throughout the entire process, from completing the ISEK, preparing funding applications, and implementing the identified interventions, as well as translating the results to the city-wide level.
Further information is accessible on the following website: https://www.project.uni-stuttgart.de/resi-extrem/
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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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