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Implementing the Common Future Vision for the German-Polish Interaction Area

In December 2016, the Spatial Development Committee of the German-Polish Governmental Commission for Regional and Cross-Border Cooperation adopted the "Common Future Vision for the Polish-German Interaction Area - Horizon 2030". How can the "Common Future Vision 2030" now reach regional and local stakeholders? How can its goals be verified and advanced? Which good model projects are put into practice based on the Vision? These issues will be examined by the MORO initiative.

Project start: December 2017

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People and Success Stories

Rural Spaces: Productive and Innovative – this was the motto of the sixth round of the competition "People and Success Stories". Initiator and promoter of the competition is the Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety. Being part of the National Urban Development Policy (Nationale Stadtentwicklungspolitik), the competition is in search for successful contributions that aim at the improvement of social and technical infrastructure in rural regions. In the sixth competition round 114 entries were submitted until the deadline in November 2016. They present sustainable solutions for rural areas as places for labour and the economy.

Project duration: May 2016 – November 2017

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Common Future Vision for the Polish-German Interaction Area – Horizon 2030

The decision of the "Common Future Vision for the Polish-German Interaction Area - Horizon 2030" (in short: "2030 Common Future Vision") was the desired result of the MORO initiative of the same name. The Spatial Development Committee of the German-Polish Governmental Commission for Regional and Cross-Border Cooperation (in short: "German-Polish Spatial Development Committee") has developed ideas about how the space on both sides of the rivers Oder and Lusatian Neisse should look like in the year 2030. The Institute for Territorial Development in Wrocław coordinated the process together with the Berlin-Brandenburg Joint Spatial Planning Department and the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR).

Project duration: July 2015 – August 2017

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Application of European model solutions in German regions

In the context of transnational cooperation programmes (Interreg B), German municipalities and regions, stakeholders from the business and scientific sectors and associatons and their European project partners develop multifarious solutions for an integrated spatial development. The research project investigated how the results of this transnational cooperation can be better utilised through wide dissemination and implementation (known as "capitalisation") and by linking them intelligently with other programmes and initiatives. At the same time, a concept for a potential Demonstration Projects of Spatial Planning (MORO) field of research was formulated and thematic networking activities involving project partners and the specialist public were established.

Project duration: December 2014 - November 2016

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The Moselle landscape network

The MORO initiative promoted the integrated development of the riverscape on the Greater Region Saar-Lor-Lux level within its focus area, the "Three-Borders Moselle". The landscape heritage presents a special potential for the entire Greater Region - also as a starting point for developing sustainable housing and infrastructures. Possible synergies with spatial planning initiatives such as the concept of a cross-border, polycentric metropolitan region are to be explored. Based on the spatial vision developed in project stage 1, seven pilot projects have been implemented at the "Three-Borders Moselle" in stage 2.

Project duration: October 2009 - September 2014

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People and Success Stories

Rural Spaces: Productive and Innovative – this was the motto of the sixth round of the competition "People and Success Stories". Initiator and promoter of the competition is the Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety. Being part of the National Urban Development Policy (Nationale Stadtentwicklungspolitik), the competition is in search for successful contributions that aim at the improvement of social and technical infrastructure in rural regions. In the sixth competition round 114 entries were submitted until the deadline in November 2016. They present sustainable solutions for rural areas as places for labour and the economy.

Project duration: May 2016 – November 2017

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Strengthening urban regions and metropolitan areas through better accessibility between Germany and Poland

The project aimed at a better supraregional accessibility in the German-Polish border area. In the context of an exchange of experience between German and Polish experts, proposals based on current analyses and recommended procedures were worked out. They deal with the sustainable improvement of cross-border traffic relations. Four symposia and regional conferences were planned, in which the results of the expert groups were presented and discussed in front of a larger audience.

Project duration: November 2009 - December 2010

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Further Implementation and Development of the Neckar Valley Green Corridor I and II

The "Neckar Valley Green Corridor" project pursues the central theme of upgrading the strongly urbanised and industrialised river landscape along of the mid-Neckar as an attractive location for living and working, recreation and nature. In the "Neckar Valley Green Corridor" Project III, the last of the three sub-projects, strategy meetings with different emphases were held with the aim of speeding up implementation.

Project duration: April 2008 – June 2009

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