Zukunft-Stadt-Region-Ruhr (ZUKUR) [Future-City-Region-Ruhr], funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, aims to develop contributions to reduce social-ecological inequality and to increase climate resilience in the region, its cities, and districts. The Ruhr Regional Association (regional level), the city of Bottrop (city-level), and Dortmund-Marten (neighborhood level) are participating as practice partners. Based on identified ecological, social and economic challenges and state of the art in research on resilience and environmental justice, adaptation strategies are developed and translated into concrete goals and measures for a future-proof and sustainable urban region.
Because of this, a workshop in cooperation with the City of Bottrop was held on 25 November 2019 to develop strategies for the implementation of its climate campaign and discuss a sustainability check for urban projects. This is to serve as a basis for administration and politics to evaluate future projects and decisions according to their ecological, economic, and social consequences. Based on these discussions, an adapted sustainability check will be presented in a second workshop at the end of January that will focus, in particular, on environmental justice.
In the next two months, approaches will also be developed and tested on the regional and neighborhood level in order to formulate target agreements. In February, together with the Ruhr Regional Association and the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, and Energy, there will be a perspective discussion on the report on the state of the environment in the Metropole Ruhr and the extent to which indicators of environmental justice can be added. In Dortmund Marten, as part of a district-related green concept, a workshop on the subject of green infrastructure will be conducted in March together with the city administration.
Furthermore, the Dortmund Conference on Spatial and Planning Research will take place for the fifth time on 17 and 18 February 2020. In a total of four sessions and one roundtable, ZUKUR will present results and stimulate discussion. The topics covered will be climate resilience and environmental justice, living in this area of conflict, the Ruhr cycling path, and the co-production of knowledge in living labs.
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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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