The Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning

Publication National Progress Report on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda

Cover: National Progress Report on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda

Editor: BBSR Series: BBSR-Online-Publikation Issue: 03/2021 Published: May 2021 ISSN: 1868-0097 URN: urn:nbn:de:101:1-2021060412373376060484


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The progress in urbanisation and ever more urgent sustainability issues are reflected in new approaches to sustainable urban development. The New Urban Agenda of the United Nations provides an international roadmap in this regard, pursuing the preservation of planetary boundaries in conjunction with social justice in the modern city and community. This report highlights in an analytically multi-level way Germany's national progress in implementing the New Urban Agenda and on the road to the sustainable transformation of cities and communities - independely from size and geographical situation.

Project management
Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR)
Division RS 3 "European Spatial and Urban Development"
Dr. André Müller ( )

Division RS 6 "Urban, Environmental and Spatial Monitoring"
Antonia Milbert ( )

Research contractor
Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik (Difu)
Oliver Peters, Dr. Henrik Scheller, Dr. Jasmin Jossin, Philipp Holz, Dr. Jürgen Gies


Executive Summary

  1. Introduction
    1.1 Occasion, problem and goal
    1.2 Methodical approach
  2. Political Framework for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda in theFederal Republic of Germany
    2.1 Sustainability policy and management of global trends in the multi-level system
    2.2 Implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the 2030 Agenda in the German context
    2.3 Urban development policy in the Federal Republic of Germany
  3. New Urban Agenda in implementation: progress of a cross-level sustainabilitypolicy
    3.1 Climate protection and climate adaptation
    3.2 Mobility in an urban-regional context
  4. Conclusions
  5. Literature


This publication is also available in German:
Nationaler Fortschrittsbericht zur Umsetzung der New Urban Agenda

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