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Dr. Dietwald Gruehn, Professor

Chair of Research Group Landscape Ecology and Landscape Planning

Adjunct Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Planning, Design and Construction, Michigan State University (MSU)

Member of German Academy for Urban and Regional Spatial Planning (DASL)

 

Contact

TU Dortmund University
Department of Spatial Planning
Research Group Landscape Ecology and Landscape Planning

Campus South, GB III, Room 3.320
August-Schmidt-Straße 10
44227 Dortmund
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)231 755 2285
Fax:       +49 (0)231 755 4877
E-Mail: dietwald.gruehn(at)udo.edu

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dietwald Gruehn

Office hours

Fridays from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Research Interests

  • Landscape and Environmental Planning
  • Validation and Development of Landscape Function Assessment Methods, Visual Landscape Assessment, Land Valuation
  • Concepts for Sustainable Land Use
  • Climate Change, Protection and Adaptation
  • Open Space Planning Research
  • Soundscape Research
  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • Effectiveness of Planning Instruments and Programmes and their Evaluation
  • Applied Multivariate Statistics in Spatial Planning

 

Education

2004 German "Habilitation" and "Venia legendi" in Landscape Planning, Landscape Management and Nature Conservation, Berlin University of Technology, Germany
1997 Ph.D. equivalent (Dr.-Ing.), Berlin University of Technology, Germany
1991-1997 Correspondence degree course "Public Law", University of Hagen, Germany
1991 M.Sc. equivalent (Dipl.-Ing.) in Landscape Planning, Berlin University of Technology, Germany
1985-1991 Landscape Planning, Berlin University of Technology, Germany
1983-1984 Geography, University of Giessen, Germany

 

Professional Experience

Since 10/2022 Dean at Department of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University
2020-2022 Vice-Dean at School [since 2021: Department] of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University
2014-2015 Dean at School of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University
2014-2017 Adjunct Professor at Graduate School of National Public Policy, Chungnam National University (CNU), Republic of Korea
Since 2010 Adjunct Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Planning, Design and Construction, Michigan State University (MSU), USA
2009-2010 Acting Professor of Spatial Planning and Planning Theory, TU Dortmund University, Germany
2009-2010 Executive Director of Institute of Spatial Planning (IRPUD), TU Dortmund University, Germany

2007-2008

Vice-Executive Director of Institute of Spatial Planning (IRPUD), Dortmund University, Germany

Since 2006 Full Professor, Chair of Research Group Landscape Ecology and Landscape Planning, Dortmund University, Germany
2005-2006 Head of Environmental Planning Department, Austrian Research Centers - systems research GmbH, Vienna, Austria
2004 Managing Director, "Environmental Planning, Research and Consultancy" (GfU GbR), Berlin, Germany
2003-2004 Visiting Professor, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Department of Landscape Planning, Alnarp, Sweden
2003 Consultant, Estonian, Latvian & Lithuanian Environment Ltd. (ELLE) within EU expert exchange programme "Leonardo da Vinci", Riga, Latvia
1997-2003 Assistant Professor, Berlin University of Technology, Department of Landscape Planning, Landscape Management and Nature Conservation, Germany
1991-1997 Research Scientist, Berlin University of Technology, Department of Landscape Planning, Landscape Management and Nature Conservation, Germany
1991 Freelance landscape planner in Hesse, Germany

 

Awards

2014 Appointment as Adjunct Professor at Graduate School of National Public Policy, Chungnam National University (Republic of Korea)
2012 Distinguished Partner in Study Abroad Award, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michigan State University (USA)
2011 Research award of School of Spatial Planning, Dortmund University of Technology (with S. Greiving et al.)
2011 Appointment as member of the German Academy for Urban and Regional Spatial Planning (DASL)
2010 Appointment as Adjunct Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Michigan State University (USA)
2009 Appointment as LAG NRW member of Academy of Spatial Research and Planning (ARL)
2003 Leonardo da Vinci-scholarship funded by EU
1992 Award of Federal Association of Horticulture and Landscape Management Engineers (BDGL)

Memberships


Publications

Publications of Professor Dr. Dietwald Gruehn

Presentations & Lectures

Presentations & Lectures of Professor Dr. Dietwald Gruehn

Location & approach

The campus of the Technical University of Dortmund is located near the freeway junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerland line A45 crosses the Ruhr expressway B1/A40. The Dortmund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dortmund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus. The university is signposted at both exits.

The "Dortmund Universität" S-Bahn station is located directly on the North Campus. From there, the S-Bahn line S1 runs every 20 or 30 minutes to Dortmund main station and in the opposite direction to Düsseldorf main station via Bochum, Essen and Duisburg. In addition, the university can be reached by bus lines 445, 447 and 462. Timetable information can be found on the homepage of the Rhine-Ruhr transport association, and DSW21 also offer an interactive route network map.

One of the landmarks of the TU Dortmund is the H-Bahn. Line 1 runs every 10 minutes between Dortmund Eichlinghofen and the Technology Center via Campus South and Dortmund University S, while Line 2 commutes every 5 minutes between Campus North and Campus South. It covers this distance in two minutes.

From Dortmund Airport, the AirportExpress takes just over 20 minutes to Dortmund Central Station and from there to the university by S-Bahn. A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university's train station.