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Research project

RESI-extrem II - Application and stabilization of resilience strategies for cities in dealing with spatially ubiquitous extreme weather events

Project duration: 08/2021 to 07/2023


The objective of RESI-extrem II strengthening the resilience of small towns and medium-sized cities facing heavy rainfalls. It is vital for these cities to be designed in a more resistant and robust way in order to be able to cope and adapt to the negative impacts of this extreme weather event. Existing strategies to increase resilience in the partner cities will be tested for their feasibility. After that, the first implementation steps of these strategies will be initiated in both partner cities, Olfen and Schwäbisch Gmünd. Moreover, the idea of building resilience will also be integrated at two levels, city and district level, in the long term.

Moreover, the measures contained in the draft urban development concepts (InSEK) of the partner cities (from the former project RESI-extrem) will be prioritized for enhancing resilience. The analysis also addresses potential synergies and conflicts with other interests or concerns, which leads to higher consideration of resilience in future planning processes (e.g. development or landscape planning).

The basis of the investigations will enable funding application development for increasing the implementation of resilience approaches of small towns and medium-sized cities. Eventually, the overall goal of this project is a higher implementation of strategies to increase resilience in cities.

Funding agency: 
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Project partners:

  • University of Stuttgart, Institute of Spatial and Regional Planning, IREUS
  • TU Dortmund University, IRPUD
  • City of Olfen
  • City of Schwäbisch Gmünd

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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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