The Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning

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Without regional reference values, social transformation such as demographic change, urban-rural migration and digitisation cannot be interpreted appropriately. The BBSR analyses according trends and continues to develop concepts and tools for building and housing policy, as well as urban and regional development.

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Research projects

Youth projects in structurally weak and rural areas

Status: Completed Project duration: November 2019 – February 2021

Evaluation of the 2016 housing benefit reform

Status: Completed Project duration: October 2017 – July 2020

All research projects on the topic

Specialist articles

Publications on the topic

The New Leipzig Charter:
Synthesis and focus

Empowering cities to act in pursuit of the common good

Individual publication

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 |

Research News Research News Issue No. 2/2020 |

India, Germany and Europe

A Spatial Perspective at SDG 11 on Sustainable Cities and Communities

BBSR-Analysen KOMPAKT Issue 15/2020 |

India, Germany and Europe

A Spatial Perspective at SDG 4 on Quality Education

BBSR-Analysen KOMPAKT Issue 13/2020 |

India, Germany and Europe

A Spatial Perspective at SDG 3 on Good Health and Well-Being

BBSR-Analysen KOMPAKT Issue 11/2020 |

Equivalent living conditions in Europe: Between dissatisfaction and cooperation

original title: Gleichwertigkeit in Europa – Zwischen Unzufriedenheit und Zusammenarbeit

Informationen zur Raumentwicklung (IzR) Issue 3/2019 |

Public welfare: Consequences for planning?

original title: Gemeinwohl – Konsequenzen für die Planung?

Informationen zur Raumentwicklung (IzR) Issue 5/2018 |

Affordable housing:
Strategies and challenges

original title: Bezahlbares Wohnen – Strategien und Herausforderungen

Informationen zur Raumentwicklung (IzR) Issue 4/2018 |

Demographic prognoses:
With assumptions into the future

original title: Demografische Prognosen: per Annahme in die Zukunft

Informationen zur Raumentwicklung (IzR) Issue 1/2018 |


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