Opportunities of structural change - New perspectives for NRW

 
*** Strukturwandel Film ***

September - October 2020

 

Since the beginning of the gradual phase-out of hard coal mining, North Rhine-Westphalia has been undergoing a far-reaching structural change. In this context, the recently decided phase-out of lignite mining poses major challenges for the mining regions in North Rhine-Westphalia. Together with leading experts, alumni and students, we discuss the upcoming transformation process of an industrial region into a sustainable economic region of international importance for research and industry.

The event took place on five Tuesdays in September and October 2020. The program consisted of various contributions, presentations, discussions and interactive elements. The publication "Opportunities for Structural Change - New Perspectives for NRW," which was produced as part of the series of events, summarizes the content of the digital themed series.

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The 5 theme days at a glance:

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Resources and sustainability

The 1st day of the digital theme series on structural change is dedicated to current developments in the field of resources and sustainability. Among other things, the geographical and technical possibilities for implementing the current challenges will be discussed.



 
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Open space, landscape and agriculture

The 2nd day of the digital theme series will be devoted to land development. Various focal points in the development of a former industrial mining region into an international economic region will be highlighted and sustainable concepts for spatial planning and use will be discussed.


 
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Mobility and infrastructure

On the 4th day of the digital theme series, everything will revolve around the topic of mobility and infrastructure. The opportunities and challenges of future-oriented mobility concepts and smart infrastructures will be discussed.

 
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Mobility and infrastructure

​On the 4th day of the digital theme series, everything will revolve around the topic of mobility and infrastructure. The opportunities and challenges of future-oriented mobility concepts and smart infrastructures will be discussed.

 
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Society and urbanity

The 5th day of the digital theme series is dedicated to the changes and developments in society caused by the structural transformation. The question of future forms of living and working is at the centre of the discussion.

 
 
 

The event is supported by the DAAD with funds from the German Foreign Office.