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Spatial development

The Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) supports international cooperation in the field of regional planning through scientific information on regional development in Europe as well as programme and project management. It is involved with concepts and instruments of Europe-oriented regional development policy. In order to provide expert support on regional planning policy on federal and state levels, it concerns itself with the fundamental regional development processes in Germany and also carries out cross section oriented analyses and prognoses (regional development prognoses). Plans, programmes and instruments of regional development policy are comparatively evaluated nationwide. It maintains a database of regionalised spatially effective means as a basis for a continuous executive control of regionally effective investments and measures and regularly develops regional planning reports for submission to the German Bundestag via the federal minister responsible for regional development.


Spatial development in Europe


Spatial development in Germany


Structural and equalisation policy


Land use policy


Energy and climate policy


Transport policy