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Am Deich 45
28199 Bremen
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Content Editing, Coordination and Maintenance

Am Deich 45
28199 Bremen
+49 175 2076637

Habitat Unit
Chair of International Urbanism and Design

Institute for Architecture, A624
Office A 53, Technische Universität Berlin
Strasse des 17. Juni 152
10623 Berlin

TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences)
ITT – Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics
Chair of Integrated Land and Water Resources Management
Betzdorfer Straße 2
50679 Köln (Deutz) Germany
+49 221 8275-2774

Responsible for Content in Accordance with German Press Law (V.i.S.d.P.)

Dr. Bernd Gutterer
Senior Project Manager
+49 175 2076637



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Server Data
For technical reasons, data such as the following, which your internet browser transmits to us or to our web space provider (so called server log files), is collected:
– type and version of the browser you use
– operating system
– websites that linked you to our site (referrer URL)
– pages that you visit
– date and time of your visit
– your Internet Protocol (IP) address.
This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal information you may have provided, thereby making it impossible to connect it to any particular person. The data is used for statistical purposes in order to improve our website and services.

Contacting Us
On our website we offer you the opportunity to contact us by email. In such event, information provided by the user is used only for the purpose of facilitating communications with the user, and is not stored in a database. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of our website.

Accountability for Content
The contents of our pages have been created with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the contents’ accuracy, completeness or topicality. According to statutory provisions, we are furthermore responsible for our own content on these web pages. In this context, please note that we are accordingly not obliged to monitor merely the transmitted or saved information of third parties, or investigate circumstances pointing to illegal activity. Our obligations to remove or block the use of information under generally applicable laws remain unaffected by this as per §§ 8 to 10 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG).

Accountability for Links
Responsibility for the content of external links (to web pages of third parties) lies solely with the operators of the linked pages. No violations were evident to us at the time of linking. Should any legal infringement become known to us, we will remove the respective link immediately.

Our web pages and their contents are subject to German copyright law. Unless expressly permitted by law (§ 44a et seq. of the copyright law), every form of utilizing, reproducing or processing works subject to copyright protection on our web pages requires the prior consent of the respective owner of the rights. Individual reproductions of a work are allowed only for private use, so must not serve either directly or indirectly for earnings. Unauthorized utilization of copyrighted works is punishable (§ 106 of the copyright law).