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Deparment of Urban Design an Land-Use Planning

  • Ruhr Agglomeration and Transformation of Regions
  • IBA - International Building Exhibitions
  • Qualification of Urban und Suburban areas
  • Urban Architectural Heritage and Building Culture
  • Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
  • City and Campus
  • Children and youth in urban planning


The research, development and teaching activities of the Department focuses on three main themes:


Urban Qualification

  • Development and qualification of different urban and landscape components and related implementation strategies.
  • As a part of the research network 'Arbeitsgruppe Bestandsverbesserung' (AGB) (= Inventory Improvement Workgroup): research, consulting and expert activities in urban renewal, social and integrated neighborhood development, urban redevelopment, the housing stock policy and in citizen participation are being continually conducted.


Intermediation of Building Culture

  • Perception training of urban space and landscape contexts, particularly for children and young people.
  • Analysis and legibility of potential in the built realities of everyday life.
  • Identification and communication of best realized Urban Components and their implementation procedures.


Perspectivistic Urban Research

  • Integration of forecasting and trends in the research-design work of the city region to the project.
  • Spatialization of forward-looking statements based on scenarios, visions and designs.
  • Scheming, applied research on the development of future Urban Components and appropriate implementation strategies.

Our Principles:

  • Orientation on practical implementation and action
  • Interdisciplinary Approach
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • International Exchange


In case of interest for our research work, do not hesitate to contact us.

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