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Equal living conditions: only with the support of small towns

BBSR publishes report on the situation of small towns in Germany

Cochem  (refer to: Equal living conditions: only with the support of small towns)

Spatial development of Germany in Europe

The exhibition on spatial development in Germany and Europe, first shown at the Southeast University (SEU) in Nanjing, China, features knowledge about the German planning system and spatial development trends mainly for a Chinese speaking and international audience.

Date: 20 September 2021 Document type: Specialist article

Forecasting German construction prices over the medium term

Project completed: The research project has developed a forecasting model that is capable of generating medium-term forecasts of construction prices in Germany of up to five years. The forecasts can be updated multiple times per year. An estimate of forecast uncertainty is also given.

Date: 26 August 2021 Document type: Research Project

Inventory Investments 2018

Project completed: Official statistics fail to adequately capture the market of existing buildings in German residential and non-residential construction. The goal of this research project was to gather topical and reliable data on inventory activities in residential and non-residential construction.

Date: 26 August 2021 Document type: Research Project

Interreg: Spatial effects of transnational cooperation and their measurability

Project completed: The project was supposed to identify the specific spatial challenges within the cooperation areas that involve Germany. The results were incorporated into the Interreg B programme drafts of the funding period 2021-2027.

Date: 18 August 2021 Document type: Research Project

New Urban Agenda of the United Nations

Project completed: Urban development can be characterised, measured and visualised across various levels. The National Report on Implementing the New Urban Agenda, developed in close cooperation with municipalities in Germany, may serve as an example.

Date: 17 August 2021 Document type: Research Project

Our topics

Settlement in a wine-growing region (refer to: Spatial development)
View of the city of Bonn on the Rhine (refer to: Urban centres and regions)
Residential houses under construction (refer to: Building)
View of a clean modern residential complex (refer to: Housing and real estate)
a man is operating a futuristic digital interface (refer to: Digitalisation)
People have a barbecue party outdoors (refer to: Society)
clean energy power plant on a lake with wind turbines and solar panels (refer to: Energy, climate and the environment)
car and bicycle traffic in a city (refer to: Transport and mobility)

Current publications

Multi-Level Analysis of Urban and Spatial Development

original title: Stadtentwicklung beobachten, messen und umsetzen

Informationen zur Raumentwicklung (IzR) Issue 1/2021 |

Housing and property markets in Germany 2020
BBSR-Analysen KOMPAKT Issue 08/2021 |

5 Years of Educational Buildings conformant with the Efficiency House Plus Standard

Insights from the Accompanying Research

Individual publication

German Small Town Academy – Pilot Phase

Empowerment of Small Towns through collaboration, consulting and networking

Individual publication

Research News Research News Issue No. 2/2020 |

Discussion Forum on Spatial Development

Spatial development policy for a just and green Europe: "The Territorial Agenda 2030"

MORO Informationen Issue Issue 14/9 |

The urban dimension in the EU Cohesion Policy in Germany

EU Funding Period 2014–2020

Individual publication


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