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WP 3: Resilient retreat (University of Stuttgart, SURP)

WP 3 has the objective to incorporate and apply the monitoring framework in practice and to provide resilient solutions for retreat by developing concrete model-projects with relevant stakeholders. The framework enables determining the resilience-building and the cost-benefit effect of the analysed retreat typologies and subsequently developing best practice examples or model retreat projects in a gaming simulation. Henceforth, the model-projects need to go through a multi-stage process by investigating the planning phase, the transition phase as well as the potential phases of development and incorporation.

The development of a retreat design in a pilot study will be the final output. Based on provided data on suitable land by the urban growth model, a concrete resettlement site will be developed that reflects the best resilience and likewise cost-benefit prospect. The research in Metro Manila is framed by a cross-country analysis and a compilation that consult cases and experiences in the partner countries Thailand and Vietnam. The output will be retreat guidelines that draws on the intensive fieldwork and reflects various conditions and approaches of the Southeast Asian countries. 

D3.1 Report on similarities and differences of retreat policies and practices among the partner countries
D3.2 Large-scale household survey and expert interviews are conducted in the Philippines whereas smaller-sample fieldwork is conducted in the partner countries
D3.3 Evaluation of Manila’s retreat typologies is done based on the collected data
D3.4 Model-project is developed in a pilot study
D3.5 Resilient retreat guideline is produced
M3.1 Start of the household survey in Manila
M3.2 End of the fieldwork in Manila – framework test implemented
M3.3 End of the field work in the partner countries
M3.4 Model-project is developed and politically approved by involved LGUs

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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