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WP 2: Resilient upgrading (TUDO, partner SURP)

WP 2 emphasizes on-site upgrading as a process of enhancing ISFs’ livelihoods, community coping capacity to withstand natural calamities and shocks; and building up risk governance among multi-tier stakeholders. Objectives accentuate a community-based approach counterbalanced with planning interventions. Given current on-site upgrading’s low priority as a planning intervention, WP 2 strives for a resilience responsive plan with structural, cohesive and actionable upgrading activities.

This plan wants to make safety requirements and livelihood improvement compatible. It particularly addresses issues of reducing overlapping vulnerability of ISFs in high-risk areas; securing ISFs’ asset ownership and household livelihood opportunities; optimizing settlement space for adaptive resilient (re)uses and supporting proximity concept for ISFs to access resources and employment with improved mobility. Importantly, increasing ISFs’ resilience to natural disasters shall not be compromised by upgrading measures.

Results of WP 2 provide for WP 5 up-to-date training contents and topics for the PhD programme. The development of an upgrading design in a pilot study and upgrading guidelines that draws on the intensive fieldwork will be the output. 

D2.1 Report on cross-country upgrading policies and practices among the partner countries
D2.2 Report on temporal-spatial analysis of upgrading activities in Metro Manila
D2.3 Portfolio of focal sites for citywide development in Metro Manila
D2.4 Report on pilot site assessments in Metro Manila
D2.5 Report on resilient upgrading knowledge transfer from the Philippines to Thailand and Vietnam and vice versa
D2.6 Proposal of resilient design in the pilot site in Metro Manila
D2.7 Report on disaster-driven upgrading activities and upgrading guidelines in three countries
M2.1 Identification of focal sites for citywide development in Metro Manila
M2.2 Selection of one pilot site in Metro Manila
M2.3 Completion of knowledge transfer from Metro Manila to Bangkok and Hanoi, and vice versa
M2.4 Political approval of guidelines and pilot sites in Metro Manila


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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