The Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning

Publication International Standardisation

Influence on National and International Urban Development and Urban Planning

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Editor: BBSR Series: BBSR-Analysen KOMPAKT Issue: 13/2017 Published: October 2017 ISBN: 978-3-87994-129-2 ISSN: 2193-5017 URN: urn:nbn:de:101:1-201710241508


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Standards increasingly influence the development and planning of cities. Establishing respective standardisation committees thus gathers experts from the private sector, administration, science and civil society. According to the principle of the rule of law, standards have various implications that are to be identified. This volume compiles possible implications of standardisation on urban development and urban planning.

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Dr. André Müller ( )



  • What does international standardisation mean and which framework conditions are relevant?
  • Which standardisation work with relevance to urban development and urban planning is presently done?
  • How does standardisation influence urban planning and urban development in practice?
  • Literature

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