RUVIVAL consists of 5 parts: Toolbox, Interactive Lectures, Simulation Game, Project Consultancy and Reading. New materials are added weekly.
The Toolbox contains knowledge and methods to revive the land, use synergies and develop rural settings. Each entity in the Toolbox consists of a video and a short summary introducing the topic, a literature review for a more in depth insight into the topic, different interactive elements, as well as a quiz to test your knowledge on the subject.
Interactive Lectures are envisioned as a virtual classroom, where students “attend” the lectures given by guest lecturers. During the lectures, students have the opportunity to test their knowledge in short quizzes. Lectures are usually concerned with broader and more interconnected topics and designed to provide you with comprehensive knowledge on various topics related to rural development and reviving the rural.
The Simulation Game takes place in a simulated world, where different groups of users plan New Towns in different climates. The groups exchange their knowledge, as they experience similar obstacles in the planning process, despite being in a different environment. The aim of the game is to plan a small New Town with an ecological design using system thinking and synergetic effects of resource cycles. The Simulation Game is realised as part of the curriculum at Hamburg University of Technology, but participation is also open to the broader public. If you are interested in participating, please contact us using our contact form.
Project Consultancy connects students and non-commercial projects for knowledge exchange and practical experience. Existing projects can apply for project consultancy collaboration with RUVIVAL if they run an ecological sanitation system, use rainwater harvesting systems, decentralised wastewater treatment or other ecological systems, which could be interesting for further research within this project.
Reading is where RUVIVAL Publication Series, as well as RUVIVAL Books are published. These publications are a result of collaboration with Master students, PhD students and researchers at the Institute of Wastewater Management and Water Protection (AWW) at Hamburg University of Technology. They are concerned with restoring degraded areas and creating new, not just inhabitable, but liveable spaces. All RUVIVAL publications are available for free download.