Project completed: The climate is changing: hazards from heat, floods and heavy rain are increasing. What does this mean for building standards and technical rules? How can standards help to make buildings more resilient?
The climate is changing: hazards from heat, floods and heavy rain are increasing. What does this mean for building standards and technical rules? How can standards help to make buildings more resilient?
Due to the need to continuously update the empirical comparative values for the energy consumption of non-residential buildings, it is intended, in the course of the amendment of the Building Energy Act (Gebäudeenergiegesetz or GEG), to redetermine the comparative values published within the announcement to the EnEV on 7 April 2015. For this purpose, the comparative values are to be calculated and …
Project completed: There is a lot of waste land in Germany. The research project investigated the question how the previously rarely used development order under Section 176 BauGB (German Federal Building Code) can be deployed more frequently and efficiently in order to promote housing construction.
Inner-city gap sites, waste land or other under-used land offer great potential for housing construction, which is desperately needed in many towns, cities and municipalities. However, this land is often left unused. The development order under Section 176 BauGB can help change this situation. Therefore, the research project focused on the central question of how the development order could be …
Project completed: The ExWoSt project Digital Learning Labs of the City of Oldenburg was intended to improve the citizen participation of the population in urban planning and the formation of social coexistence.
The research project tested approaches to make citizen participation even easier and more attractive. The City of Oldenburg focussed on expanding digital participation formats. Here, digital events and the improvement of digital skills among the population went hand in hand.
Publication (in German): State-wide and regional spatial structure plans are regularly updated. The Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) monitors this development via its Regional Spatial Structure Plan Monitor (ROPLAMO).
Project completed: This study analyses the effects of the covid crisis in German border regions. The evolution of the pandemic and its consequences in the different regions are described quantitatively. The analysis is further detailed in four case studies and in the French-German border area.