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Research proj­ect

KlimaWaGe - Elaboration of a Guideline for Commercial and Industrial Areas Adapted to Climate Change Using the Example of The City of Bottrop

Project duration: 01/2019 to 09/2021

The aim of the KlimaWaGe proj­ect is to develop and test transferable strategies and measures that promote a climate change adaption of new developed or stock commercial and industrial areas in German municipalities. The emphasis is on climate impacts caused by heat/drought and heavy rainfall. In the City of Bottrop, which also operates as a cooperation partner of the proj­ect, suitable strategies and measures are going to be developed and implemented in a practice-oriented manner.

So far, there has been a complete lack of projects that focuses on adapting to the climatic impacts of existing and newly planned commercial and industrial areas. A typical micro climate for commercial areas may even show greater heating than inner city residential areas due to the extreme degree of sealing and be equally affected by convective extreme weather events, such as heavy rainfall, hail or storms.

The proj­ect will therefore elaborate in­no­va­ti­ve thematic and methodological approaches that further develop existing planning procedures, contribute to the development of sustainable municipal networks of actors and thus enable the development of commercial and industrial areas adapted to climate change. In each module of the proj­ect, three possible municipal planning situations in the development of commercial and industrial areas will be addressed.

  1. Development/adaption of existing commercial and industrial areas
  2. Revitalization of industrial waste land
  3. Development of potential commercial and industrial area

Outcome of the proj­ect will be a modular guideline "Climate Change Adapted Commercial and Industrial Areas", which will be piloted in the City of Bottrop. The climate impact analysis, the development of strategies, measures and their implemetation will also be suitable for adoption throughout Germany because of the nationwide consistent construction planning law.

The proj­ect is beeing carried out by IRPUD together with the Department of Environment and Green of the City of Bottrop.

Funding and Duration
The proj­ect is funded by the BMU (Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety) as a municipal pilot proj­ect within the frame­work of the funding program "Adaptation to the Impacts of Climate Change" and has a duration of 30 months



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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”.

Site Map of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity (Second Page in English).

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