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Department of Spatial Planning

Ongoing Research Projects

Charactarization of Potential Quiet Areas in Dortmund

05/15/2022 - 02/21/2023

The City of Dortmund and TU Dortmund University are working together on an innovative research project aimed at charactarization of proposed quiet areas in Dortmund. The research project supports the formal ‘Noise Action Plan’ instrument required for all urban regions by EU law and codified in the German spatial planning system under the German Federal Imission Control Act (BImSchG §47). 

Planning in Germany and Pakistan

01/01/2022 - 12/31/2024

The project “Planning in Germany and Pakistan: Responding Challenges of Climate Change through Intercultural Dialogue” aims to start and stimulate dialogue between the students and young academics from Germany and the higher education institutes in Pakistan. It targets modernization of teaching, promotion of skill development of young academics, identification of teaching and research areas of shared scientific interest, and establishing networks and cooperation regionally and internationally.


02/01/2020 - 01/31/2025

The BMBF funded research project DAZWISCHEN (engl. between) deals with the structural change in the Rheinische Revier between Düsseldorf, Cologne and Bonn in the east and the German-Netherlands border region around Aachen in the west. The project is led by Prof Stefan Greiving (TU Dortmund University, IRPUD). Besides LLP and IRPUD, RWTH Aachen (Lehrstuhl und Institut für Städtebau), infas, Düren, Kreis Euskirchen and Zukunftsagentur Rheinisches Revier are involved.

Acoustic Quality and Health in Urban Regions

Sound has been a topic of urban development for years. In the context of health research, however, it has so far been limited to the risk factor "noise." Soundscapes, on the other hand, encompass all audible sounds: natural, human, technical and musical and are augmented by the spatial and temporal symphony of an urban environment. In a project funded by MERCUR, the Centre for Urban Epidemiology at the University Hospital of Essen and the Technical University of Dortmund are analysing how soundscapes and health in the Ruhr area are connected.


01/01/2021 - 01/01/2023

At the heart of the DAAD-funded university cooperation is the desire to support the University of Mosul in times of crisis, to ensure international connectivity in teaching and research, to develop strategies for the time after the crisis and to promote interdisciplinary cooperation and networking in order to create the conditions for building a longer-term partnership.