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Department of Spatial Planning
Projects by research fields

Climate change, energy transition and spatial planning

The sky after rain in Dortmund-Eichlinghofen in June 2018 © Wiriya Puntub​/​private
The sky after rain in Dortmund-Eichlinghofen in June 2018

Current research projects 

  • ANFO - Strategy to Adapt to the Impact of Drought in Olfen (2020 - 2023)
     
  • DAZWISCHEN - Future-Oriented Structural Change in The Rhenish Mining Area (2020 - 2025)
  • Evolving Regions - Implementation of Regional Climate-Adaptation-Processes in NRW and the Netherlands in Form of Road-map Procedures and Regional Climate-Impact-Analyses (2019 - 2023)
     
  • KAHR - Scientific monitoring of the reconstruction processes after the flood disaster in Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia: Impulses for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (2021 - 2024)
     
  • LAND4CLIMATE - Utilization of private land for mainstreaming nature-based solution in the systemic transformation towards a climate-resilient Europe (2023 - 2027)
  • LIRLAP - Linking Disaster Risk Governance and Land-Use Planning: The Case of Informal Settlements in Hazard Prone Areas in the Philippines (2019 - 2025)
     
  • MiTra-WA - Migration and Translocality in West Africa: An Analysis of Migration, Urbanisation and Climate Change (2021 - 2024)
     
  • RESI-extrem II - Application and stabilization of resilience strategies for cities in dealing with spatially ubiquitous extreme weather events (2021 - 2023)
     
  • RENUWAS - Resilient management of conflicts of use in the water supply in Herten (2023 - 2026)

  • Urban-Act - Integrated Urban Climate Action for Low-Carbon & Resilient Cities (2023 - 2026)
  • SysKa - Integration of systemic criticality into disaster management planning (2021 - 2022)
     
  • TransMiT - Ressourcenoptimierte Transformation von Misch- und Trennentwässerung in Bestandsquartieren mit hohem Siedlungsdruck (2019 - 2022)
     
  • ZURES II - Anwendung und Verstetigung der zukunftsorientierten Klima- und Vulnerabilitätsszenarien in aus­ge­wähl­ten Instrumenten und Planungsprozessen (2020-2022)
     
  • GOPLAREA - Governance and Planning of Resilient Cities in East Africa (2017 - 2021) 
                                                                                                                         
  • KlimaWaGe - Elaboration of a Guideline for Commercial and Industrial Areas Adapted to Climate Change Using the Example of The City of Bottrop (2019 - 2021)
     
  • ESPON TITAN - Territorial Impacts of Natural Disasters (2019 - 2021)
     
  • AQUACLEW - Advancing Quality of Climate services for European Water (2017 - 2020)
     
  • ZUKUR - Zukunft-Stadt-Region-Ruhr (2017 - 2020)
     
  • RESI-extrem - Resilience Building after Extreme Events: Lessons Learned and New Strategies for Cities in Dealing with Ubiquitous Extreme Events (2017 - 2020)
     
  • BaumAdapt - Optimisation of City Wide Ecosystem Services of Urban Tree Population in Accordance With the Resilience of Critical Infrastructure with A Focus on Summer Strong Wind Events and Climate Adaptation (2018 - 2020)
     
  • ZURES - Scenario-based Vulnerability and Risk Analysis as a Tool for Promoting the Resilience of Cities and Critical Infrastructures (2016 - 2019)
     
  • iSCAPE - Improving the Smart Control of Air Pollution in Europe (2016 - 2019)
     
  • InKlaH - Integrated adaptation concept for the city of Hagen (2015 - 2018)
     
  • DFG-Projekt - Impact of Demographic Change on the Sensitivity of Cities with regard to Climate Change (2015 - 2018)
     
  • SWICCA - Service for Water Indicators in Climate Change Adaptation (2015 - 2018)
     
  • WIND RISK - Wind Risk Prevention (2015 - 2016)
     
  • CLIP-C - Climate Information Portal for Copernicus (2013 - 2016)
     
  • DAS - Climate Impact Adaptation Concept for the District Dortmund-Hörde (2014 - 2016)
     
  • RISK - Risk management via an Innovative System based on Knowledge (2013 - 2015)
     
  • URBIPROOF - Increasing resilience of urban planning (2013 - 2015)
     
  • EMAPS - Electronic Maps to Assist Public Science (2011 - 2014)
     
  • CHANGES - Changing Hydro-meteorological Risks as Analyzed by a New Generation of European Scientists (2011 - 2014)
     
  • ERA NET Crue IMRA - Integrative flood risk governance approach for improvement of risk awareness and increased public participation (2009 - 2011)
     
  • MOVE - Methods for the Improvement of Vulnerability Assessment in Europe (2008 - 2011)
     
  • ESPON Climate - Climate change and territorial effects on regions and local economies (2009 - 2011)
     
  • Mountain Risks (2007 - 2010)
     
  • Klimawandelgerechte Stadtentwicklung (2009 - 2010)
     
  • INCA - Linking civil protection and planning by agreement on objectives (2009 - 2010)
     
  • Assessment of upstream flood risk in the Rhine Basin (2008 - 2009)
     
  • Raumentwicklungsstrategien zum Klimawandel (2008 - 2009)
     
  • Midir - Multidimensional Integrated Risk Governance (2006 - 2008)
     
  • ARMONIA - Applied Multi Risk Mapping of Natural Hazards for Impact Assessment (2004 - 2007)
     
  • ESPON 1.3.1: Räumliche Auswirkungen von Katastrophen (2002 - 2005)