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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 2018
IssueTitlePrice plus postage
6Small towns: chances, dynamics, potentials
(original title: Kleinstädte – Chancen, Dynamiken, Potenziale)
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19 Euro
5Public welfare: Consequences for planning?
(original title: Gemeinwohl – Konsequenzen für die Planung?)
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19 Euro
4Affordable housing: Strategies and challenges
(original title: Bezahlbares Wohnen – Strategien und Herausforderungen)
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19 Euro
3Potentials of spatial planning: Recognising chances, shaping the future
(original title: Potenziale der Raumordnung – Chancen erkennen, Zukunft gestalten)
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19 Euro
2Urban spaces of children: Child-oriented urban development
(original title: Stadt(t)räume von Kindern – Kinderorientierte Stadtentwicklung)
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19 Euro
1Demographic prognoses: With assumptions into the future
(original title: Demografische Prognosen – per Annahme in die Zukunft)
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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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