In the Baltic Sea Region, after 1990, a cooperation between the authorities responsible for spatial planning and spatial development of Baltic Sea and neighbouring countries was established under the acronym VASAB.
Project updated: The digital transformation promotes cooperation in rural areas and leads to organisational innovations. A new publication presents good examples from the participating regions in Europe.
Project completed: Green spaces in the city have a positive effect on the urban microclimate. The feasibility study investigated possible federal funding for building green spaces to contribute to climate change adaptation in dense urban structures.
The consequences of climate change are already being felt today. Periods of drought, heavy rainfall, tropical nights and heat islands in cities are a burden on the population and lead to economic damage. Green spaces are a sustainable and nature-based solution to positively influence the urban microclimate. At the same time, they fulfil a variety of ecological and social functions. The greening of …
Project completed: In every second company in the construction industry, the owner is due to retire in the next 10 years. In absolute numbers, these are 163,000 companies. This is the result of the study "Company Succession in the Construction Industry".
Project completed: For the fourth time, the BBSR has determined investments in existing buildings in an extensive survey. Energy-saving measures and other modernization and repair measures were recorded for the residential and non-residential buildings.
According to estimates, around 190,000 family businesses in Germany will be handed over between 2022 and 2026. Until now, it was unknown how many of the nearly 389,000 companies in the construction industry will be facing the issue of succession in the coming years. Therefore, the research project aimed to investigate the succession process in the construction industry in general and the main …
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 current and reliable data on inventory activities in residential and non-residential construction. Field research into the activities in residential and non-residential construction was differentiated by full and …
Publication (in German): What are narratives? What role do they play in the context of urban development? And how can they be meaningfully analyzed? This publication treats the relevance of narratives and sets out how they shape planning concepts as well as theoretical discourses.
Publication (in German): The air traffic infrastructure and the efficient connection to air traffic are relevant for securing the international competitiveness of the economy and the quality of life in Germany. The 23 main airports form the backbone for the transport of passengers and air freight.
The research project will examine how existing integrated approaches in the fields of risk and heritage management in European cities can be strengthened in future. It will also research the extent to which relevant strategies and processes can be applied at the municipal level in Germany, thus establishing coordinated procedures.