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Research project

DAS - Climate Impact Adaptation Concept for the District Dortmund-Hörde

Project duration: 12/2014 to 11/2016


The project, which is funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, will run for two years. In cooperation with the City of Dortmund and the EMSCHERGENOSSENSCHAFT/ LIPPEVERBAND, the IRPUD will develop a climate change adaptation concept.

The aim of the project is to strengthen the adaptability of Dortmund to the impacts of climate change. How the effects of climate change will look in the different fields of action and how they can be handled in terms of adaptation to climate change will be studied using the example of the very dynamic research area, Dortmund-Hörde. The study will be the first comprehensive and interdisciplinary study of its kind for the research area.  

The basis of the concept is the "Future Cities Adaptation Compass", which was developed by the Emschergenossenschaft/Lippeverband together with several European cities. This compass allows the analysis of the "vulnerability" of a city through the consequences of climate change. In addition, policy proposals and actions to counteract climate change effects will be developed and implemented.

The "Future Cities Adaptation Compass" is used as an analysis tool for the application of roadmaps developed in the research project “INCA”. From a planning process perspective, this tool is characterized by a high level of actor involvement and integration to ensure that the contributions of the individual actors attempt to move toward a common direction.

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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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