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Research project

DAZWISCHEN - Future-Oriented Structural Change in The Rhenish Mining Area

Project duration: 02/2020 to 01/2023

Stadt-Land-Plus: Achieving more together for strong urban-rural partnerships

The extensive structural changes in the Rhenish mining area due to the termination of surface mining lead to challenges and opportunities for sustainable development of green and open spaces, villages and cities. In addition to the structural change, there are also exogenous developments, especially from the Rhine valley/region, which have an impact on the Rhenish mining area.

Goals and approach
Facing these structural changes, it appears necessary - together with the actors in the region - to identify the strengths in spatial and economic terms and subsequently to systematise spatial requirements, spatial talents and spatial resistances. DAZWISCHEN wants to promote precisely this regional cooperation and therefore envisions itself as a laboratory for adaptation to the structural changes. The project serves as a generator for balanced perspective models and development strategies in the extended region. In doing so, the development of settlement areas (especially commercial and residential areas) is brought into harmony with sustainable structures for mobility and transport as well as open spaces.

Expected results and transfer
First of all, the structural changes have to be identified and their partial spatial manifestations until 2040 have to be projected quantitatively. In doing so, the uncertainties about a scenario corridor are taken into account, which also qualitatively describes long-term developments up to 2080 and thereby covers the range of possible developments. The results will be transferred to a decision support system which is a multi-hierarchic spatial information system. In addition, organisational formats will be developed which will enable the system to operate on a permanent basis in the sense of continuous monitoring of change processes and their effects.

Funding: Stadt-Land-Plus

Project number: 033L217A/B/C/E/F




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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.

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