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ZURES II – Workshop to develop and evaluate heat adaptation measures

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Joint development of heat adaptation measures

The ZURES II project is now in its final spurt. The follow-up project focuses on the application and continuation of the future-oriented climate and vulnerability scenarios from ZURES I in selected instruments and planning processes in the city of Ludwigsburg. Thus, ZURES II contributes to the spatial perspective of urban development. To achieve this, the ZURES II team held an expert workshop on heat adaptation measures in June with representatives from the departments of urban planning, climate adaptation, social affairs, green spaces and ecology, sports and health, and sustainable mobility.

The development of measures is based on transdisciplinary developed objectives for heat-adapted urban development and differentiates between different priorities for action for urban areas, which result from current and future climatic situations and vulnerabilities of the population living and staying there. During the workshop, municipal representatives and the ZURES II team developed, discussed and evaluated tailor-made and practicable measures. Besides reducing heat stress, the measures discussed focused on reducing societal vulnerability and improving the governance process. The focus was not only on individual measures but on bundles of measures in order to be able to generate synergies and interrelationships and avoid conflicts. As a basis for discussion, the ZURES II team modeled initial physical measures such as planting street trees, unsealing, and green roofs and facades to assess their impact. Here, a heat reduction of up to 7°C could be achieved in some places.

As a result, three catalogs of heat adaptation measures are now to be developed: one for the city as a whole, but also one for each of the two focus areas of the inner city and the eastern part of the city, in which a concrete localization of the measures is possible.

A presentation of the overall results from ZURES II is planned for a final event in Ludwigsburg in mid-September.


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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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