The IRPUD Model

The IRPUD model of the eastern part of the Ruhr area is a dynamic simulation model of intraregional location and mobility decisions in an urban region. It was developed in a project for the German Research Council at the Institute of Spatial Planning of the University of Dortmund since 1977 and has been applied in several projects for the European Commission and regional authorities, such as the EU projects PROPOLIS (Planning and Research of Policies for Land Use and Transport for Increasing Urban Sustainability) and STEPs (Scenarios for the Transport System and Energy Supply and their Potential Effects), the project of the Institut für Landes- und Stadtentwicklungsforschung Nordrhein-Westfalen "Analysis of Central Constraints, Instruments and Goal Criteria for state transport planning in North-Rhine Westphalia" and the project Ruhr Area 2050: Modelling of the Energy Transition in the Ruhr Area funded by the Mercator Foundation.

The IRPUD model

The IRPUD model has been continuously further developed in the course of time. The most recent developments include the extension of the study area by external zones and the consideration of detailed measures to optimise the fare system of public transport. Descriptions of the model according to the state of its development at the time of writing are contained in

Wegener, M. (2018): The IRPUD Model. Working Paper 18/01. Dortmund: Spiekermann & Wegener Urban and Regional Research.

Schwarze, B., Spiekermann, K., Wegener, M., Huber, F., Brosch, K., Reutter, O., Müller, M. (2017): Städte und Klimawandel: Ruhrgebiet 2050. Integriertes Modell Ruhrgebiet und Regionaler Modal Shift. Final Report. Dortmund/Wuppertal: Spiekermann & Wegener Urban and Regional Research, University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy.

Fiorello, D., Huismans, G., López, Marques, C., Steenberghen, T., Wegener, M., Zografos, G. (2006): Transport Strategies under the Scarcity of Energy Supply. STEPs Final Report, edited by A. Monzon and A. Nuijten. The Hague: Buck Consultants.

Spiekermann, K., Wegener, M. (2005): Räumliche Szenarien für das östliche Ruhrgebiet. Schlussbericht. Dortmund: Institut für Landes- und Stadtentwicklungsforschung und Bauwesen des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (ILS NRW).

Lautso, K., Spiekermann, K., Wegener, M., Sheppard, I., Steadman, P., Martino, A., Domingo, R., Gayda, S. (2004): PROPOLIS: Planning and Research of Policies for Land Use and Transport for Increasing Urban Sustainability. PROPOLIS Final Report. Helsinki: LT Consultants.