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Dissertation Awards from the TU Dortmund University

The Rectorate of the TU Dortmund University honors authors of outstanding dissertations which were written at the TU Dortmund University. The dissertation prize is awarded annually at the TU Dortmund's academic anniversary celebration. The prize is intended to promote appropriate publication in the field.
The department congratulates the prize winners:

2020

Dr. Emmanuel Kofi Gavu for his dissertation thesis "Understanding location and neighbourhood ef­fects: An analysis of the housing submarkets in Accra - Ghana"

2019

Dr. Ing. Julian Engelbert for his dissertation thesis "Stratified Planning Decisions under Provisional Conditions. An epistemological investigation using the NABEG regime as an example"
Originally in German: "Die abschichtende Planungsentscheidung unter Vorläufigkeitsbedingungen. Eine epistemologische Un­ter­su­chung am Beispiel des NABEG Regimes"

2018

Dr. rer. pol. Manuel Wolff for his dissertation thesis "Uneven urban dynamics - the role of urban shrinkage and regrowth in Europe"

2017

Dr. rer. pol. Marian Günzel for his dissertation thesis "Planning between Conflict and Discourse: On the Role of Discourses in the Course of Planning-Related Land Conflicts”
Originally in German: "Planung zwischen Konflikt und Diskurs Zur Rolle von Diskursen im Verlauf planungsbezogener Raumnutzungskonflikte"

2016

Dr. rer. pol. Christian Lamker for his dissertation thesis "Uncertainty and Complexity in Planning Processes: Theoretical Planning Perspectives on Regional Planning and Climate Adaptation"
Originally in German: "Un­sicher­heit und Komplexität in Planungsprozessen: Planungstheoretische Per­spek­tiven auf Regional­planung und Klimaanpassung"

2015

Dr. rer. pol. Michael Kolocek for his dissertation thesis "Land Policy and the Human Right to Housing"

2014

Dr. rer. pol. Thomas Terfrüchte for his dissertation thesis "Regional scope of action - structure and influencing factors using the example of North Rhine-Westphalia"
Originally in German: "Re­gio­na­le Handlungsspielräume - Gliederung und Einflussfaktoren am Beispiel Nordrhein-Westfalens."

2013

Dr. rer. pol. Heike Hanhörster for her dissertation thesis "Stay or go? Property Owners of Turkish Origin in Migrant Neighborhoods"
Originally in German: "Bleiben oder Gehen? Türkeistämmige Eigentümer in Migrantenvierteln"

2012

Dr. rer. pol. Anna Growe for her dissertation thesis "Nodes in networks of knowledge-intensive services. An Empirical Analysis of the Polycentric German Urban System"
Originally in German: "Knoten in Netzwerken wissensintensiver Dienstleistungen. Eine empirische Analyse des polyzentralen deutschen Städtesystems"

2011

Dr.-Ing. Volker Kreuzer for his dissertation thesis "Age-appropriate urban development. A Task- and Actor-Related Investigation Using the Example of Bielefeld"
Originally in German: "Altersgerechte Stadt­entwicklung. Eine aufgaben- und akteursbezogene Un­ter­su­chung am Beispiel Bielefeld"

2010

Dr.-Ing. Alexandra Hill und Dr.-Ing. Christian Lindner for their joint dissertation thesis "Modelling informal urban growth under rapid urbanisation - A CA-based land-use simulation model for the city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania"

2009

Dr. rer. pol. Darja Reuschke for her dissertation thesis "Social change and multilocal living. Spatio-temporal Patterns of Multi-local Living Arrangements by Shuttles of People in Long-Distance Relationships"
Originally in German: "Sozialer Wandel und multilokales Wohnen. Raum-zeitliche Muster multilokaler Wohnarrangements von Shuttles und Personen in einer Fernbeziehung"

2008

Dr.-Ing. Angela Uttke for her dissertation thesis "Supermarkets and discount grocery stores. Ways of urban qualification"
Originally in German: "Supermärkte und Lebensmitteldiscounter. Wege der städtebaulichen Qualifi­zierung"

2007

Dr.-Ing. Rolf Moeckel for his dissertation thesis "Business Location Decisions and Urban Sprawl – A Microsimulation of Business Relocation and Firmography"

2006

Dr.-Ing. Susanna Godehart for her dissertation thesis "The Trans­for­ma­tion of Townships - The Case of KwaMashu Durban, South Africa"

2005

Dr.-Ing. Mathias Kaiser for his dissertation thesis "Natural stormwater management as a building block of sustainable settlement development - demonstrated via development and implementation of model projects"
Originally in German: "Naturnahe Regenwasserbewirtschaftung als Baustein einer nachhaltigen Siedlungsentwicklung – demonstriert mit­hil­fe der Ent­wick­lung und Umsetzung von Modellprojekten"

2004

Dr.-Ing. Jörn Birkmann for his dissertation thesis "Indicators for the determination and evaluation of sustainable spatial development for the level of regional planning using the example of East Thuringia"
Originally in German: "Indikatoren zur Bestimmung und Evaluation nachhaltiger Raumentwicklung für die Ebene der Regional­planung am Beispiel von Ostthüringen"

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