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1 Jan 2007 - 31 Dec 2009
Öffnet einen internen Link im aktuellen FensterProf. Dr. Dietwald Gruehn
Öffnet einen internen Link im aktuellen FensterDipl.-Ing., Ass. d. L. Roland Finke
Öffnet einen internen Link im aktuellen FensterDipl.-Ing. Sven Rannow
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Öffnet einen externen Link in einem neuen FensterRegionalverband Ruhr (RVR)


Linking Green Spaces within Ruhr Metropolis

The project is aiming at a comprehensive concept for a functional connection of urban green spaces in the Ruhr area in the Federal State of North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany.
It was triggered by the recognition that a development of green spaces and the reactivation of brownfields will be of vital importance for future urban planning. This is especially true for the Ruhr area where most cities are losing inhabitants and managing the increasing amount of free space will be essential to sustain urban life quality. On the other hand this development also provides a unique opportunity to strengthen sustainable urban development and improve housing and living conditions in deprived areas. The project aims to use green space development to built urban identity and improve the reputation of the Ruhr area. Work in this project is focused on:
-    The effect of green spaces for urban life quality
-    The effect of green spaces for recreation and human health
-    The effect of green spaces as corridor for urban wildlife.
A related planning procedure is run by the Regionalverband Ruhr, a regional planning association in the Ruhr area. The planning procedure is academically supported by the Chair for Landscape Ecology and Landscape Planning at the University of Dortmund.