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Research project

ZURES - Scenario-based Vulnerability and Risk Analysis as a Tool for Promoting the Resilience of Cities and Critical Infrastructures

Project duration: 10/2016 to 11/2019

The project ZURES, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under the framework program "Research for Sustainable Developments" / Social-ecological research, thematic focus "Sustainable Transformation of Urban Areas", aims at the development of new methods and instruments for a future-oriented vulnerability and risk assessment of urban areas - taking into account heat stress and social transformation processes. To this end, existing assessment and planning procedures are further developed in order to create institutional prerequisites for the adaptation of planning and control processes. In close cooperation with the cities of Bonn and Ludwigsburg, transformation processes are identified on two spatial levels (the city as a whole and selected neighborhoods). Further, future changes and scenarios of the urban climate are identified on a small scale by means of vulnerability and risk profiles and linked with socio-economic scenarios for selected districts. These methodological innovations are coupled with formal and informal instruments and assessment methods of urban development, in order to strengthen institutional planning tools for future-oriented transformation management.

The focus of the IRPUD subproject is the analysis of institutional and socio-ecological framework conditions and changes, the link between the changes in climate change on the one hand, and the connectivity of formal and informal instruments on the other. In this subproject, a scenario will be developed that aims at helping to identify developmental paths. Finally, the results of the analysis and scenario phasing flow into the implementation and assessment phase in the further course of the project.

Apart from the project co-ordinator, the Institute for Spatial and Development Planning at the University of Stuttgart (IREUS), and the Institute for Spatial Planning, Technische Universität Dortmund (IRPUD), the cities of Ludwigsburg and Bonn, the United Nations University (Institute for Environment and Human Security, Bonn) as well as the consultancies agl - angewandte geographie, landschafts-, stadt- und raumplanung, Saarbrücken (Hartz agl/Saad ag) and GEO-NET Umweltconsulting, Hannover are partners in the joint project.



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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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