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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 

  • ANFO - Strategy to Adapt to the Impact of Drought in Olfen (2020 - 2023)
  • DAZWISCHEN - Future-Oriented Structural Change in The Rhenish Mining Area (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)
  • 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)
  • 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)


  • 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)


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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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