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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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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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