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WP 1: Risk trends and resettlement options with urban growth (LMU, SURP)

WP 1 aims to analyse and assess the influences of urban growth and social-economic development on the risk changes of informal settlements in Metro-Manila. In doing so, the previously developed urban growth model using SLEUTH will be refined with considerations of building types, urban morphology classes and social-economic development scenarios (Shared Socio‐Economic Pathways - SSPs). 

In a next step, the refined urban growth model will integrate the risk trends of informal settlements with different resettlement options, in close cooperation with WP 2 and 3. By completing this, the model will be able to simulate and project future development of informal settlements and the associated risk trends in several well-defined urbanization and social economic scenarios. 

A refined version of the model will then be transferred to the partner cities Hanoi and Bangkok. Certain adjustments of the model would be necessary considering that the cities differ much in physical urban environment and social economic contexts. 

In the second half of the project period, WP 1 will implement bottom-up qualitative scenario analysis through several workshops that involves stakeholders of national actors, city actors, and local practitioners at the three case cities. Meanwhile, the developed bottom-up scenarios will be used to validate the modelling outputs and so to further facilitate the application of research/modelling results into practice. The results and new methodical developments are also prepared for training and teaching content and disseminated in a larger region for transfer. 

D1.1 Set of urban morphology classes for informal settlements in Manila
D1.2 Set of SSPs regarding urbanization trends in Manila and the other transfer cities
D1.3 Complete model simulation of risk trends under various urban develop scenarios in Manila
D1.4 Model simulations of risk trends under resettlement options in two partner cities
D1.5 Bottom-up urbanization scenarios in the three case cities
D1.6 Compilation of policy- and practice-oriented report on urban risk trends in the three case cities
M1.1 A refined urban growth model for Metro-Manila
M1.2 Complete model simulation of resettlement risk for three partner cities
M1.3 Validated resettlement options with urbanization and risk trends

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

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 H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

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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