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Spatial Risk Management and Climate Impact Research

DAZWISCHEN - Future-oriented structural change in the Rhenish mining area (2020- 2023)

Stadt-Land-Plus: Achieving more together for strong urban-rural partnerships


The extensive structural changes in the Rhenish mining area due to the termination of surface mining lead to challenges and opportunities for sustainable development of green and open spaces, villages and cities. In addition to the structural change, there are also exogenous developments, especially from the Rhine valley/region, which have an impact on the Rhenish mining area.

Goals and approach

Facing these structural changes, it appears necessary - together with the actors in the region - to identify the strengths in spatial and economic terms and subsequently to systematise spatial requirements, spatial talents and spatial resistances. DAZWISCHEN wants to promote precisely this regional cooperation and therefore envisions itself as a laboratory for adaptation to the structural changes. The project serves as a generator for balanced perspective models and development strategies in the extended region. In doing so, the development of settlement areas (especially commercial and residential areas) is brought into harmony with sustainable structures for mobility and transport as well as open spaces.

Expected results and transfer

First of all, the structural changes have to be identified and their partial spatial manifestations until 2040 have to be projected quantitatively. In doing so, the uncertainties about a scenario corridor are taken into account, which also qualitatively describes long-term developments up to 2080 and thereby covers the range of possible developments. The results will be transferred to a decision support system which is a multi-hierarchic spatial information system. In addition, organisational formats will be developed which will enable the system to operate on a permanent basis in the sense of continuous monitoring of change processes and their effects.

Funding Measure: Stadt-Land-Plus

Duration: 01.02.2020 – 31.01.2023

Project number: 033L217A/B/C/E/F


  • Institute of Spatial Planning (IRPUD), TU Dortmund University
  • Chair of Landscape Ecology and Landscape Planning (LLP), TU Dortmund University
  • Chair and Institute for Urban Development, RWTH Aachen
  • Infas Institute for Applied Social Science GmbH
  • County of Euskirchen
  • City of Düren



© Uwe Grützner 

Contact: M. Sc. Dennis Becker, Prof. Dr. Stefan Greiving, M. Sc. Felix Othmer

Further information: http://www.dazwischen.tu-dortmund.de/

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