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TUDO. Technische Universität Dortmund


General description


TUDO was established in the 19-sixties and has 24,000 students and 3000 scientists. TUDO participates in a lot of research-projects: In FP6 in about 25 projects of which 3 were coordinated by TUDO. Moreover, TUDO is currently involved in almost 30 FP 7 projects (3 projects total budget of 11.5 Mio. are coordinated by TUDO). Furthermore TUDO coordinates projects from other programmes (Leonardo, Comenius, Tempus). TUDO takes equal opportunities and environmental issues into consideration in employment and research activities and develops its operating practices. The Institute of Spatial Planning (IRPUD), established at TUDO, has conducted a large number of research projects on urban, regional and national planning problems, with a focus on Europe.

Key competences and facilities

IRPUD owns extended competences in spatial planning on the various spatial levels. This includes broad knowledge about planning and decision theory, methods, instruments and tools including GIS techniques. A special focus lies on spatially oriented risk management and climate-proof planning. Moreover, IRPUD conducted several studies on governance and communication issues and owns therefore aside engineering competences also skills in societal sciences.

Key persons

Prof. Dr. S. Greiving (Team leader, risk governance and risk planning)

Dr. M. Fleischhauer (climate-proof planning)

M. Angignard (risk governance)

Previous training programs and research

ESPON ‘The spatial effects and management of natural and technological hazards in general and in relation to climate change’; FP6 ARMONIA, FP6 MIDIR, FP6 MCRTN ’Mountain Risks’; BMVBS MORO, BMBF ILEWS, FP7 MOVE, 2009--2012 ESPON "Climate change and territorial effects on regions and local economies (coordinator).



ESR-11: host

ESR-08: secondment




Fleischhauer, M./ Greiving, s./ Flex, F./ Scheibel, M./ Stickler, T./Sereinig, N./Koboltschnig, g./Malvati, P./ Vitale, v./Grifoni, P./Firus, K. (2012): Improving the active involvement of stakeholders and the public in flood risk management – tools of an involvement strategy and case study results from Austria, Germany and Italy. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 12, 2785–2798, 201
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TUDO, ISI Publications, WP5, 2012-10-23

Greiving, S., Pratzler-Wanczura, S., Sapountzaki, K., Ferri, F., Grifoni, P., Firus, K., and Xanthopoulos, G. (2012): Linking the actors and policies throughout the disaster management cycle by "Agreement on Objectives" – a new output-oriented management approach, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 12, 1085-1107, doi:10.5194/nhess-12-1085-2012
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TUDO, ISI Publications, WP4, WP5, 2012-10-23

Greiving, S./Fleischhauer, M. (2012): National climate change adaptation strategies of European states from a spatial planning and development perspective. In: European Planning Studies Vol. 20 No. 1, January 2012, pp. 27-47.
TUDO, ISI Publications, WP4, WP5, 2012-10-23

Sapountzaki, K./Wanczura, S./Casertano, G./Greiving, S./Xanthopoulos, G./Ferrara, F. (2011): Disconnected policies and actors and the missing role of spatial planning throughout the risk management cycle. In: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. DOI 10.1007/s11069-011-9843-3, pp-1-30.
TUDO, ISI Publications, WP4, WP5, 2012-10-23

Greiving, S., Schmidt-Thomé , P., Davoudi, S., Peltonen, L. and Sprague, T. (2012)Implications for territorial development and challenges for the territorial cohesion of the EC. In: P. Schmidt-Thomé and S. Greiving, eds., in European climate vulnerabilities and adaptation: A spatial planning perspective. Wiley & Blackwell.
ESR11, TUDO, Book and book chapters, WP4, WP5, 2012-10-31

Charriere, M.K.M., Sprague, T., Bogaard, T.A, Greiving, S., Malet, J.-P., Mostert, E. (2013). Are managers’ and the general public’s perceptions of risk communication needs in line? A French alpine valley case study. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 15, EGU2013-3173-2, EGU General Assembly 2013. Oral presentation
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ESR11, ESR12, CNRS, TUDO, TUD, Conference presentation, WP5, 2013-03-14

Prenger-Berninghoff, K., Głowacki, W., Komenda, J., Sprague, T. (2013), The legal basis for dealing with natural hazards in spatial planning in different EU countries. July 15-19, AESOP 2013, Dublin, Ireland.
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ESR8, ESR11, TUDO, IRM, Conference presentation, WP4, WP5, 2013-05-05

Prenger-Berninghoff, K., Greiving, S. (2014), The use of risk information in spatial planning in Europe: examples from case study sites in Italy and Romania with a focus on flood and landslide hazards. In: Lollino, G., Manconi, A., Guzzetti, F., Culshaw, M., Bobrowsky, P., Luino, F. (eds.) (2014): Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 5, Springer International Publishing, pp 737-741.
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ESR8, TUDO, IRM, Book and book chapters, WP4, 2014-01-16

Prenger-Berninghoff, K., Cortes, V. J., Sprague, T., Aye,Z. C., Greiving. S., Głowacki, W., and Sterlacchini, S. (2014), The connection between long-term and short-term risk management strategies for flood and landslide hazards: examples from land-use planning and emergency management in four European case studies, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 3261-3278, doi:10.5194/nhess-14-3261-2014.
ESR8, ESR9, ESR10, ESR11, UNIL, CNR, TUDO, IRM, ISI Publications, WP4, WP5, 2014-01-18

Sprague, T., Prenger-Berninghoff, K., and Charrière, M. (2013), Risk Communication: the connection between assessment and management of changing risks. In: Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 15, EGU2013-1206
ESR8, ESR11, ESR12, TUDO, TUD, IRM, Conference presentation, WP5, 2014-01-23