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Welcome to the DAZWISCHEN research project

Future-oriented structural change in the Rhenish mining area: The project addresses current and highly relevant issues of structural change in the Rhenish mining area. The research project focuses in particular on the spatial effects and changes on the functional interdependencies of the entire area with the surrounding major cities (especially Aachen and Cologne) and within the Rhenish mining district.

Against the background of these structural changes, it appears necessary - together with the players in the region - to identify the strengths in spatial and economic terms and subsequently to systematize spatial requirements, spatial talents and spatial resistances. It is precisely this regional cooperation that DAZWISCHEN would like to promote and therefore sees itself as a laboratory for adapting to these structural changes and as a generator for balanced perspective models and development strategies in the extended region.

Network partners and further project details

Infographics Rhineland mining area © Project DAZWISCHEN​/​TU Dortmund