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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 

  • ZURES II - Application and continuation of future-oriented climate and vulnerability scenarios in selected instruments and planning processes (2020-2022)
  • ANFO - Strategy to Adapt to the Impact of Drought in Olfen (2020 - 2023)
  • 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)
  • DAZWISCHEN - Future-Oriented Structural Change in The Rhenish Mining Area (2020 - 2023)
  • TransMiT - Resource Optimisation of Mixed and Separating Drainage in Existing Urban Districts with Intensive Settlement Pressure (2019 - 2022)
  • KlimaWaGe - Elaboration of a Guideline for Commercial and Industrial Areas Adapted to Climate Change Using the Example of The City of Bottrop (2019 - 2021)
  • GOPLAREA - Governance and Planning of Resilient Cities in East Africa (2017 - 2021)
  • LIRLAP - Linking Disaster Risk Governance and Land-Use Planning: The Case of Informal Settlements in Hazard Prone Areas in the Philippines (2019 - 2025)
  • ESPON TITAN - Territorial Impacts of Natural Disasters (2019 - 2021)
  • ZUKUR - Zukunft-Stadt-Region-Ruhr (2017 - 2020)
  • RESI-extrem - Resilienzbildung nach Extremereignissen - Lessons Learned und neue Strategien für Städte im Umgang mit räumlich ubiquitär auftretenden Extremereignissen (2017 - 2020) 
  • AQUACLEW - Advancing Quality of Climate services for European Water (2017 - 2020) 
  • BaumAdapt - Optimierung stadtweiter Ökosystemleistungen urbaner Baumbestände im Einklang mit der Resilienz kritischer Infrastruktur im Fokus sommerlicher Starkwindereignisse und Klimaanpassung (2018 - 2020) 
  • iSCAPE - Improving the Smart Control of Air Pollution in Europe (2016 - 2019)
  • ZURES - Zukunftsorientierte Vulnerabilitäts- und Risikoanalyse als Instrument zur Förderung der Resilienz von Städten und urbanen Infrastrukturen (2016 - 2019)
  • InKlaH - Integriertes Anpassungskonzept für die Stadt Hagen (2015 - 2018)
  • DFG-Projekt - Einfluss des demographischen Wandels auf die Empfindlichkeit von Städten gegenüber dem Klimawandel (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 - Klimafolgenanpassungskonzept für den Stadtbezirk 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 2013/1/4 - 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)


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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”.

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