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Informationen zur Raumentwicklung (IzR)

ISSN 0303-2493

"Informationen zur Raumentwicklung" (Information on Spatial Development) is an established specialist journal on spatial planning and policy. It is published in theme issues that comment on current and medium-term tasks in the fields of spatial planning, urban development, housing and building. It constitutes a central forum of discussion at the interface between science and practice in Germany.

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Editorial Staff:
Friederike Vogel,
Daniel Regnery

Volume 2017
IssueTitlePrice plus postage
4Energy in the quarter
(original title: Energie im Quartier)
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19 Euro
3The New Urban Agenda – Consequences for Urban Development
(original title: Die New Urban Agenda – Konsequenzen für die Stadtentwicklung)
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19 Euro
2Refugees – between arrival and living together
(original title: Flüchtlinge – zwischen Ankommen und Zusammenleben)
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19 Euro
1Smarter cities – better life?
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19 Euro


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The Journal can be obtained as separate volume or by yearly subscription. The price for a subscription is 72 Euro, a separate volume costs 19 Euro. All prices plus postage and packing.

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