Temporary University Hambach

Project module


The registration takes place via RWTH Online and is possible until 31st of March. Further information about the registration process can be found in our FAQ.

All students can register for one module. You can specify two preferences. Please use the numbers “1” and “2”. If you have not been assigned a place in the project after the end of the assignment and are still interested in participating, please contact sibel.yildirim[@]ipw.rwth-aachen.de directly.

(If you have any problems with the registration or with RWTHonline, please contact Mrs. Sibel Yildirim (IPW), also stating your matriculation number: sibel.yildirim@ipw.rwth-aachen.de)

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Academic Responsibility

Univ. -Prof. Dr. Phil. Agnes Förster

Lehrstuhl für Planungstheorie und Stadtentwicklung

BBSR Kompetenzzentrum Regionalentwicklung (KRE):

Dr. Juliane Ribbeck-Lampel
Dr. Marian Günzel
Dr. Anika Noack

Contact Person

Lennart Göpfert, M. Sc.





Workshops without weekly appointments


onboarding via Zoom 

Project week in Morschenich-Alt

Straße Hausnummer

Language               German


The revitalisation of previously abandoned places in the structural change of the lignite mining areas is both a challenge and an opportunity. New forms of revitalisation and land development can be tested in terms of both substance and process and can point the way to forward-looking and sustainable regional development in the lignite mining areas. Last but not least, this will lay the foundations for being able to work on and support future transformation processes on the basis of knowledge.

The aim of the event is to analyse different stakeholder perspectives and potential divergences of interest in the context of the revitalisation of Morschenich-Alt (Bürgerwald). Possible areas of conflict in the development of future scenarios (with a focus on land claims) will be identified and dealt with using sustainable negotiation approaches. For this purpose, we will organise an actor-based simulation game. In small groups, the participants will familiarise themselves with different roles, each with their own perspectives, needs and land requirements and then enter into a moderated negotiation process on the possible development of Morschenich-Alt.

The negotiation process itself and its substantive results will then be discussed with real stakeholders in the revitalisation process and local guests. The key findings of the event are an overview of potential problem and conflict areas in the revitalisation of the site as well as an analysis of the course of conflicts on the way to a shared vision of the future and possible approaches to dealing with them.

Learning Outcomes

The aim of the event is, in addition to teaching the specific content on the topics of lignite phase-out, sustainable transformation and resettlement and repopulation of abandoned villages, to learn methodological skills in the field of space-related, identity-building storytelling.






Project week in Morschenich-Alt 




Workshops and lectures during the Temporary University Hambach

Procedure/Working method​

Depending on the course of studies, module and examination, credit points can be achieved through participation. If you would like to take an exam, please make sure beforehand how you can get credit for it in your degree program. Of course, you can also take exams without receiving curricular credit for them. Visit our FAQs for more information.


Certificate of Participation (0 CP, not graded)
Protocol with critical analysis  (2 CP, not graded)
Term Paper 15-20 pages (4 CP)



Certificate of Participation (0 CP, not graded)


Protocol with critical analysis  (2 CP, not graded)

Project "Leonardo": Protocol with Analysis

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