Publication (in German): The annual report illustrates how the Competence Centre for Regional Development Cottbus as part of the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development supports Germany's process of phasing-out coal with academic expertise and pracitical advice.
Project updated: The BBSR is implementing one of the six Europe-wide pilot actions of the Territorial Agenda 2030. A new publication shows how the resilience approach can be useful for regional development.
27 March 2023Document type:
Publication (in German): The BBSR offers every year a compact overview of the development of the construction industry. For the first time since 2013, construction volume fell by 2% in real terms last year.
Project completed: The climate is changing: hazards from heat, floods and heavy rain are increasing. What does this mean for building standards and technical rules? How can standards help to make buildings more resilient?
24 January 2023Document type:
Project completed: There is a lot of waste land in Germany. The research project investigated the question how the previously rarely used development order under Section 176 BauGB (German Federal Building Code) can be deployed more frequently and efficiently in order to promote housing construction.
19 January 2023Document type:
Project completed: The ExWoSt project Digital Learning Labs of the City of Oldenburg was intended to improve the citizen participation of the population in urban planning and the formation of social coexistence.
19 January 2023Document type:
Publication (in German): State-wide and regional spatial structure plans are regularly updated. The Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) monitors this development via its Regional Spatial Structure Plan Monitor (ROPLAMO).
Project completed: This study analyses the effects of the covid crisis in German border regions. The evolution of the pandemic and its consequences in the different regions are described quantitatively. The analysis is further detailed in four case studies and in the French-German border area.
02 January 2023Document type:
Publication (in German): The BBSR publishes a report on the Urban Development Support programme every two years. This first report deals with the transition of the programme to a new structure. The authors also take a look at future main topics and tasks.
Publication (in German): The new Atlas of Urban and Regional Development by the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) focuses on the spatial effects of COVID-19. Maps and graphs offer a multifaceted overview of regional differences in living conditions.
Publication (in German): What are the most important challenges facing the real estate market? This publication summarizes the experiential know-how of real estate experts gained from the annual survey of the "BBSR Real Estate Market Expert Panel".
Publication (in German): This publication presents the results of a scientific survey, which interviewed private home-ownership. The results are combined with forecasts on the development of per-capita living space, ownership rates and the developement of the number of households.
Publication (in German): I the first half-year 2022, the trading volume on the market with existing housing portfolios dropped off. In addition to that, the number of sales transactions remained on a low level.
Publication (in German): In the context of adequately equal living conditions the dynamics of regional convergence processes are of great importance. The analysis shows the convergence of German regions between 2005 and 2020.
Publication (in German): What are narratives? What role do they play in the context of urban development? And how can they be meaningfully analyzed? This publication treats the relevance of narratives and sets out how they shape planning concepts as well as theoretical discourses.
Publication (in German): The air traffic infrastructure and the efficient connection to air traffic are relevant for securing the international competitiveness of the economy and the quality of life in Germany. The 23 main airports form the backbone for the transport of passengers and air freight.
Publication (in German): In the year 2021, the trading volume on the market with existing housing portfolios increased significantly. This is due to one extensive corporate takeover in the fall of 2021. By contrast, the number of sales transactions has remained on the same level as in the previous years.
Publication (in German): The lignite mining regions in Germany are in an early phase of their transformation towards a sustainable energy supply. One and a half year after the Strucutral Strengthening Act came into force, the first government measures in the lignite phase-out regions will be reflected.
Publication (in German): Construction volume in Germany recovered last year's losses due to the Corona crisis - In particular the finish trades enjoyed tremendous growth rates over the previous years. Positive growth is furthermore estimated for all construction sectors in 2022.