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Projects by research fields

Land use planning and urban development in the global south

LIRLAP workshop in Manila, Feb. 2018 © LIRLAP​/​TU Dortmund
LIRLAP stakeholders workshop in Manila, the Philippines (February 2018).

Current research projects

  • 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)
  • GOPLAREA - Gover­nance and Planning of Resilient Cities in East Africa (2017 - 2021)
  • LIPSINDAR - Linking Partners for Sustainable and Inclusive Dar es Salaam (2018 - 2021)                                                                                                                 
  • Megacities - Dar es Salaam (2005 - 2008)                                                                                                                                                                                                               
  • The Influence of Central Grants on District Development in Ghana (1995 - 2007)
  • Biotope Management in Korea (2003 - 2004)
  • TRILAT: Nachhaltige Verkehrsplanung in Israel und Palästina (1997 - 2000)
  • Wohnungssituation in Palästina (2000)
  • Nachhaltige räumliche Stadt­entwicklung in Kwangju in Südkorea (1995 - 1998)
  • Decentralized Rural Regional Development Planning in Thailand (1995 - 1996)
  • Decentralizing Small-Scale Industry Promotion in Ghana (1995 - 1996)
  • Small-Scale Industries in Thailand (1995 - 1996)
  • Stadt­entwicklung Dar es Salaam (1996)


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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.

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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