Project Archive


Graduate School „Energy Efficiency in the District - clever supply. rebuilt. activate.“

The College has the aim to better understand relationships that are relevant for improving energy efficiency and thus infer strategic approaches for the implementation of energy efficiency measures in urban districts.

Period: August 2014 to December 2018

Intro - Landkarte Ruhr

Map of the Ruhr energy system transformation

The map of the energy system transformation is an interactive online map. It shows the variety of social, municipal and economic transformation activities towards a sustainable society that are taking place at different levels in the Ruhr Area and were initiated by various actors.

Period: September 2014 to April 2018


Village Development Concept Venrath and Kaulhausen

The aim of the project is the elaboration of a village development concept for the preservation of the village structure of the Erkelenz districts of Venrath and Kaulhausen against the background of the approaching open-cast mine as well as the general conditions in the rural area.

Time Frame: 2016 to 2018


Integrated action plan Kall

In addition to the functional strengthening, the integrated action concept prepares for design upgrades. A large number of individual measures are intended to (further) develop existing or new residential and commercial locations, improve the quality of public spaces and reduce the dominance of motorised individual transport in favour of sustainable mobility concepts.

Period: 2015 to 2016


Design survey for the municipality of Roetgen

After an intensive public and political discussion about several current building projects, which do not fit into the context in terms of urban development and architecture, the municipality of Roetgen commissioned the Institute for Urban Development with a design expertise. 

Period: 2014 to 2015


Moderated Development Plan Process for the Relocation of the Districts Keyenberg, Kuckum, Ober- und Unterwestrich, Berverath

As part of the final relocation measures for the Garzweiler surface mining project, the working group of the Institute of Urban and Regional Planning is collaborating with various planning agencies, RWE, and the City of Erkelenz on a development plan for a new location for the five villages Keyenberg, Kuckum, Berverath, Unter- und Oberwestrich.

Period: 2013 to 2015


Patterns of Urbanization and Settlement Development in Oman

While the historical oasis settlements are increasingly deteriorating, a corridor of urban sprawl and urbanization is developing along the coast between Muscat and Musandam. At the same time, transformation processes in rural regions results in similar ‘sprawl landscapes’.

Timeframe: 2014


Revitalisation of the old town of Blankenheim

The project is a cooperation project with the planning office RaumPlan within the framework of the preparation of an inter-communal action plan of the municipalities Blankenheim and Nettersheim for inclusion in the development programme of the state of NRW.

Period: 2014


Accompanying research on wireless charging of electric vehicles

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Urban Factory - Development of ressource efficient factories in the city

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Historical town and villages centres

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LEADER-Eifel - Building culture Excursion

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2015 - 2011

  • FEN - Flexible electric networks (2015)
  • Gestaltgutachten Roetgen (2015)
  • Ortskern Blankenheim (2014)
  • Urbanization Patterns and Settlement Development in Oman (2014)
  • Master Plan Castra Bonnensia (2014)
  • Müngsten Bridge Suicide Prevention (2014)
  • Moderiertes Bebauungsplanverfahren (2013)
  • Fachbezogene Partnerschaft mit den Universitäten des Kasayi (2013)
  • Summer School Theodosian Landwalls & Urban Agriculture Istanbul (2013)
  • Wiesbaden Wind Energy Plants (2013)
  • Middle Rhein Valley Railway Tunnels (2013)
  • Heritage Impact Assessment on the Yenikapi Coastal Land Reclamation Project, Istanbul (2013)
  • LEADER-Project Internal Village Development, Eastern Belgium (2012)
  • Archbridges of the 19th Century, Transnational (2012)
  • Viking Age Sites in Northern Europe, Transnational (2012)
  • Expert Panel "Hotel InterContinental Vienna/Vienna Eislaufverein (2012)
  • Serial Nomination of Müngsten Bridge as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (2012)
  • World Heritage Site Nomination Process for Schloss Gottorf, Schleswig (2012)
  • Speicherstadt and Kontorhausviertel with Chilehouse, Hamburg (2011)
  • Planning and Management of the UNESCO World Heritage Ensemble "Chilehaus/Kontorhausviertel and Speicherstadt" (2011)
  • Tentative List of NRW Sites for World Heritage (2011)
  • Site Studies on Resettlement (2011)
  • World Heritage Nomination Process for the Müngsten Bridge (2011)

2010 - 2006

  • Accompanying Research on the Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicles (2010)
  • Independent Assessment of the Visual Impact of the Golden Horn Metro Crossing Bridge on the World Heritage property "Historic Areas of Istanbul" (2010)
  • Evaluation of Visual Impact of the Planned Construction of the Allianz Life Insurance AG at Breslauer Platz on the Characteristic Cologne Skyline and Cityscape (2010)
  • Planning, Building, and Design (2009)
  • Municipal Association Burmerange-Schengen-Wellenstein (2009)
  • Independent Evaluation of the Visual Impact of the Planned Rhine Bridge Between Wellmich and Fellen on the Integrity of the Wolrd Heritage Site "Upper Middle Rhein Valley"“ (2009)
  • Visual Impact Study of the Proposed Verige Bridge on the Bay of Kotor (2009)
  • Input for the "Visual Impact Study for the UNESCO World Heritage Sites `Historic Centre of Vienna´ and `Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn´" (2009)
  • NRW Urban and Regional Planning Exhibition (2008)
  • Freiräume auf Zeit (2007)
  • Fachbezogene Partnerschaft mit der Université Notre Dame du Kasayi (2007)
  • Visual Impact Study of the "Verkehrszugs Waldschlösschenbrücke" on the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Dresden Elbe Valley" (2006)
  • Aachen City History (2006)

2005 - 2000

  • Zukunft der Städte am Ballungsrand (2005)
  • Independent Evaluation of the Visual Impact Study of High Rise in Cologne (2005)
  • Temporary Architecture (2004)
  • Village Development: Eicherscheid, Floisdorf and Vlatten (2004)
  • Projektentwicklung Ordensburg Vogelsang (2004)
  • Solar Urban Development - Models and Potential (2003)
  • Rhein-Ruhr City - The Undiscovered Metropolis (2002)
  • Ruhr Region - the Masked Metropolis? (2002)
  • Ausstellung zur Bewerbung der EuRegionale 2008 (2002)
  • Masterplan für die Facultés Catholiques de Kinshasa, D.R. Kongo (2001)
  • Université Notre-Dame du Kasayi, Kananga, D.R. Kongo (2001)
  • Solarstadt Gelsenkirchen (2001)

Projekte vor 2000

  • Städtebauliche Entwicklungsmaßnahme Willich-Wekeln (1994)
  • Gefährdungsabschätzung und Sanierungsuntersuchung zur Ansiedlung qualifizierter Betriebe im Gewerbegebiet Crange Herne (1993)
  • Entwicklung und Transformation der Bau- und Nutzungsstruktur deutscher Städte seit 1880 und der Einfluss von Innovationen (1990 -1997)
  • Wohnungsnahe Freizeit. Möglichkeiten für Spiel (1989)
  • Städtebauliches Entwicklungskonzept zur Erneuerung des Aachener Raumes (1989)
  • Siedlungsprobleme im deutsch/belgischen Grenzraum bei Aachen (1988)
  • Wandlungen der Komplementarität von Innen- und Außenraum einfacher Wohnstrukturen in Verstädterungsräumen der Entwicklungsländer (1987 – 1995)
  • Bebauungsplan Herzogenrath-Mitte (1987)
  • Morphologie und Innovation - Strukturanalyse Fallbeispiel Aachen (1986)
  • Gemeinsames Leitschema für Siedlung und Landschaft für Aachen und benachbarte belgische Gemeinden (1982)