The Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning

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Urban centres and regions

Urban areas and their surroundings are constantly changing. The effects raise many planning, building and socioeconomic questions. The BBSR analyses the development of German towns and cities, helping to develop funding and research programmes for sustainable urban development.

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Research projects

Youth projects in structurally weak and rural areas

Status: Completed Project duration: November 2019 – February 2021

Climate resilient urban regeneration

Status: Completed Project duration: October 2017 – October 2020

All research projects on the topic

Publications on the topic

Multi-Level Analysis of Urban and Spatial Development

original title: Stadtentwicklung beobachten, messen und umsetzen

Informationen zur Raumentwicklung (IzR) Issue 1/2021 |

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 |

The urban dimension in the EU Cohesion Policy in Germany

EU Funding Period 2014–2020

Individual publication

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 |

Small towns: chances, dynamics, potentials

original title: Kleinstädte – Chancen, Dynamiken, Potenziale

Informationen zur Raumentwicklung (IzR) Issue 6/2018 |

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 |


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