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ZURES II - Application and continuation of future-oriented climate and vulnerability scenarios in selected instruments and planning processes

Project duration: 07/2020 to 06/2022


ZURES II aims to apply the methods – developed in ZURES I - for urban development targeting heat stress resilience to planning processes of the City of Ludwigsburg. By identifying and evaluating climate change and future changes in social vulnerability in the City of Ludwigsburg, it was possible to link the previously juxtaposed concerns of climate-oriented and social urban development in ZURES I. The testing of the future-oriented climate and vulnerability scenarios in the former model cities time showed that the application of the integrative perspective was perceived as rather challenging by practitioners, whereas, the climatic analyses could be directly applied, e.g. in the development of residential land potentials.

Constant dialogue with municipal representatives in Ludwigsburg resulted in the recognition of urban development plans as a key instrument to achieve an integrative perspective – considering the processes of changes in climate and urban society together.

The continuation phase ZURES II (2020-2022) deals with the direct utilization of the future-oriented climate and vulnerability scenarios and their implementation in the planning processes of the City of Ludwigsburg. The urban development plans, associated with informal planning, serve as key instruments. ZURES II therefore accompanies the process of development and continuation of an urban development plan on a citywide level and the development of the district development plans of Inner City and East, selected based on ZURES I findings. This means that the integration and utilization of the new information and scenarios play a central role in examining the current state, the development of objectives, and in concrete measures and fields of action. This, however, requires a tailored advancement of the results of ZURES I.

The primary goal of the continuation phase is thus to strengthen urban resilience and adaptation to heat stress through the integrative planning framework with information on urban society and climate, and to overcome the isolated consideration of social and climatic aspects through transdisciplinary application research.

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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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