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Aqueel Qusay Al-Mosawi (2017): Towards Sustainable Urban Design Strategies for Historic Centres in Iraq. Development of an Assessment Approach for Urban Regeneration Projects

PhD-thesis (Dr.-Ing.) at School of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University. Chair of examination board: Dr. Karsten Zimmermann, Professor. Supervisor and 1. reviewer: Christa Reicher, Professor. 2. reviewer: Dr. Dietwald Gruehn, Professor.

Bryce Lawrence (2017): The County Diagnostic: A regional environmental footprint framework for the USA and a comparative case study application of the County Diagnostic within the US Eastern Deciduous Forest Ecoregion

PhD-thesis (Dr.-Ing.) at School of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University. Supervisor and 1. reviewer: Dr. Dietwald Gruehn, Professor. 2. reviewer: Dr. Ekhart Hahn, Honorary Professor. Examiner: Dr. Nguyen Xuan Thinh, Professor.

Xiao Li (2016): Planning Integrated Approach in River-based regions towards Low-carbon Development

PhD-thesis (Dr.-Ing.) at School of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University. Supervisor and 1. reviewer: Christa Reicher, Professor. 2. reviewer: Dr. Dietwald Gruehn, Professor. Examiner: Dr. Jan Polivka.

Jie Zhao (2016): Analysis of Urban Form Parameters with a Focus on Energy Consumption

PhD-thesis (Dr.-Ing.) at School of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University. Chair of examination board: Dr. Dietwald Gruehn, Professor. Supervisor and 1. reviewer: Dr. Nguyen Xuan Thinh, Professor. 2. reviewer: Dr. Ralf Bill, Professor (University of Rostock).

Ernesto Antonio Zumelzu Scheel (2015): Sustainable Transformation of the Cities. Urban Design Pragmatics to Achieve a Sustainable City

PhD thesis at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Chair of PhD commission: Prof. ir. B. de Vries (TU/e), 1. promotor: Prof. Dr. B.E.J. De Meulder (KU Leuven), 2. promotor: Prof. Dr. H.J.P. Timmermans (TU/e), co-promotor: Dr. ir. C.H. Doevendans (TU/e), Members: Prof. Dr. D. Gruehn (TU Dortmund University), Dr. ir. M. Dehaene (Ghent University), Prof. Dr. ir. J.J.N. Lichtenberg (TU/e), Prof. Dr. ir. W.F. Schaefer (TU/e).

Jie Zhang (2015): Assessement of Renewable Energy Potentials Based on GIS and RS - A Case Study in China

PhD thesis (Dr.-Ing.) at School of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University. Supervisor and 1. reviewer: Dr. Nguyen Xuan Thinh, Professor. 2. reviewer: Dr. Dietwald Gruehn, Professor. Examiner: Dr. Jörg Fromme.

Dagmar Lehmann & Peter Apel (2015): Open Spaces for Kids and Teenagers. The Interplay of Product, Process, and Strategy as Multi-Dimensional Approach

PhD thesis (Dr.-Ing.) at School of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University. Supervisor and 1. reviewer: Christa Reicher, Professor. 2. reviewer: Dr. Dietwald Gruehn, Professor. Examiner: Dr. Susanne Frank, Professor.

Danial Monsefi Parapari (2015): Adaptation to Climate Change and Thermal Comfort

PhD thesis (Dr.-Ing.) at School of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University. Supervisor and 1. reviewer: Christa Reicher, Professor. 2. reviewer: Dr. Dietwald Gruehn, Professor. Examiner: Dr. Mehdi Vazifedoost.

Morsy, Rabab (2015): Ecotourism as a Framework for Sustainable Touristic Development, Case Study of Protected Areas, Egypt

PhD thesis (Dr.-Ing.) at School of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University. Supervisor and 1. reviewer: Christa Reicher, Professor. 2. reviewer: Dr. Dietwald Gruehn, Professor. Examiner: Dr. Sabine Baumgart, Professor.

Younis Ismael, Shireen (2014): Promoting integrated heritage conservation and management in Iraqui Kudistan. Applicability of values-based approach: The case study of Akre and Amedy in Duhok Province

PhD thesis (Dr.-Ing.) at School of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University. Supervisor and 1. reviewer: Christa Reicher, Professor. 2. reviewer: Dr. Dietwald Gruehn, Professor. Examiner: Dr. Asmat Khalid, University of Duhok, Iraq.

Aljafari, Mais (2014): Emerging public spaces in the city of Amman, Jordan: An analysis of everyday life practices

PhD thesis (Dr.-Ing.) at School of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University. Supervisor and 1. reviewer: Christa Reicher, Professor. 2. reviewer: Dr. Dietwald Gruehn, Professor. Examiner: Dr. Maram Tawil, School of Architecture and Built Environment, German Jordanian University.

Ergen, Mustafa (2013): A new methodology proposal for urban regeneration of brownfields - Case study of Zonguldak city, Turkey

PhD thesis (Dr.-Ing.) at School of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University. Supervisor and 1. reviewer: Christa Reicher, Professor. 2. reviewer: Dr. Dietwald Gruehn, Professor. Examiner: Dr. Ilgar Kirzioglu, Professor, Süleyman Demirel University, Turkey.

Budinger, Anne (2012): Value Increasing Effects of Urban Open Spaces on Real Estates and Properties

PhD thesis (Dr.-Ing.) at School of Spatial Planning, Dortmund University of Technology. Supervisor and 1. reviewer: Dr. Dietwald Gruehn, Professor. 2. reviewer: Dr. Hartmut Kenneweg, Professor Emeritus (Berlin University of Technology). Examiner: Dr. Gerd Hennings, Professor Emeritus, Dr. Mark Fleischhauer.

Liu, Guang (2012): A study on sustainable urban water management in small- and medium-sized cities in China

PhD thesis (Dr.-Ing.) at School of Spatial Planning, Dortmund University of Technology. Supervisor and 1. reviewer: Dr. Hans-Peter Tietz, Professor. 2. reviewer: Dr. Dietwald Gruehn, Professor. Examiner: Dr. Alexandra Hill.

Cardino, Maria Ayessa (2012): Voices from the Mountains: Local People's Perceptions on Policies Protecting the Karst Landscape of Bohol, the Philippines

PhD thesis (Dr. rer. pol.) at School of Spatial Planning, Dortmund University of Technology. Supervisor and 1. reviewer: Dr. Dietwald Gruehn, Professor. 2. reviewer: Dr. Sabine Baumgart, Professor. Examiner: Dr. Einhard Schmidt-Kallert, Professor.

Bogati, Ramji (2012): Forest Habitat Restoration in Lowland Nepal. Tiger as Restoration Success Indicator Species

PhD thesis (Dr. rer. pol.) at School of Spatial Planning, Dortmund University of Technology. Supervisor and 1. reviewer: Dr. Dietwald Gruehn, Professor. 2. reviewer: Dr. Einhard Schmidt-Kallert, Professor. Examiner: Dr. Hartmut Kenneweg, Professor Emeritus (Berlin University of Technology).

PhD thesis (Dr.-Ing.) at School of Spatial Planning, Dortmund University of Technology. Supervisor and 1. reviewer: Dr. Dietwald Gruehn, Professor. 2. reviewer: Dr. Hartmut Kenneweg, Professor Emeritus (Berlin University of Technology). Examiner: Dr. Wolfgang Wende, Associate Professor (Dresden University of Technology/IOER).

v. Zahn, Klaus (2011): Environmental Quality Assessment of Zoning Plans as Basis for an Effectiveness Check of Environmental Regulations for Binding Land Use Plans according to German Building Code

PhD thesis (Dr.-Ing.) at School of Spatial Planning, Dortmund University of Technology. Supervisor and 1. reviewer: Dr. Sabine Baumgart, Professor. 2. reviewer: Dr. Dietwald Gruehn, Professor. External examiner: Dr. Wolfgang Wende, Associate Professor (Dresden University of Technology/IOER).

Liedtke, Uwe & Schult, Michael (2011): The impact mitigation regulation under nature conservation law and its application in spatial planning. Trends and perspectives exemplified at the county of Unna.

PhD thesis (Dr.-Ing.) at School of Spatial Planning, Dortmund University of Technology. Supervisor and 1. reviewer: Dr. Lothar Finke, Professor Emeritus. 2. reviewer: Dr. Sabine Baumgart, Professor. External examiner: Dr. Detlef Schiebold.

Rannow, Sven (2011): Conservation Management in Times of Climate Change - Problems and Solutions exemplified for the Hardangervidda National Park

PhD thesis (Dr.-Ing.) at School of Spatial Planning, Dortmund University of Technology. Supervisor and 1. reviewer: Dr. Dietwald Gruehn, Professor. 2. reviewer: Dr. Hartmut Kenneweg, Professor Emeritus (Berlin University of Technology). Examiner: Dr. Lothar Finke, Professor Emeritus.

Finke, Roland (2010): Assessing Landscape Connectivity with Least-Cost-Analysis: Analyzing the Functional Connectivity of the Ruhr Metopolis` Greenways

PhD thesis (Dr.-Ing.) at School of Spatial Planning, Dortmund University of Technology. Supervisor and 1. reviewer: Dr. Dietwald Gruehn, Professor. 2. reviewer: Dr. Gerd Turowski, Professor Emeritus. External examiner: Dr. Eberhard Geisler (RVR).

Luo, Tao (2008): Investigation on the Transferability of European Standards concerning Visual Landscape Assessment into Spatial Planning and Environmental Impact Assessment in China - Case Study Wuhan (Central China)

Ph.D thesis (doctor agriculturae) at School of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences,  University of Rostock. Supervisor and 1. reviewer: Dr. Holger Behm, Adjunct Professor at University of Rostock. 2. reviewer: Dr. Dietwald Gruehn, Professor at Dortmund University of Technology.

Zhang, Dongqing (2008): Reuse-oriented Decentralized Wastewater Treatment based in Ecological Sanitation in fast growing Agglomerations

PhD thesis (Dr.-Ing.) at School of Spatial Planning, Dortmund University of Technology. Supervisor and 1. reviewer: Dr. Hans-Peter Tietz, Professor at Dortmund University of Technology. 2. reviewer: Dr. Dietwald Gruehn, Professor at Dortmund University of Technology. External reviewer: Dr. Manfred Voigt, Professor at University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal.

Schulz, Carl-Heinz (2007): Sustainable Revitalisation of Natural Landscapes by Means of Project and Nature Conservation Management - Case Study District Duchy of Lauenburg (Germany)

PhD thesis (doctor agriculturae) at School of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences,  University of Rostock. Supervisor and 1. reviewer: Dr. Wolfgang Riedel, Professor at University of Rostock. 2. reviewer: Dr. Dietwald Gruehn, Professor at Dortmund University of Technology.