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Specialist articles

In specialist articles, experts from the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) comment on urgent issues, for example on the federal government's spatial planning, housing and urban development policies, on an irregular basis.

You can find an overview of current specialist articles from the BBSR on this page. You can use keywords to search for specific topics using the search function.

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Spatial Development in the Baltic Sea Region – VASAB (Vision and Strategies around the Baltic Sea) Type: Specialist article Date: 25 May 2021

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.

Urban Data Platform Plus Type: Specialist article Date: 25 May 2021

Urban Data Platform Plus (UDPplus) is an initiative of the European Commission. It provides access so spatial data on cities and regions in Europe. The data platform is jointly run by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) …

Urban Europe – statistics on cities, towns and suburbs Type: Specialist article Date: 25 May 2021

Urban Europe is an online publication by EUROSTAT, the statistical office of the European Union. It presents statistics on urban issues in the European Union, the EFTA countries and the candidate countries of the EU.

Multi-level monitoring of urban development Type: Specialist article Date: 16 April 2021

Multi-level monitoring of urban development is already taking place in isolated cases, but is not institutionalised across-the-board as required by some guidelines (including New Urban Agenda, New Leipzig Charter). As a holistic and practice-oriented system the best way …

International departmental research alliance between the BBSR and the NIUA Type: Specialist article Date: 16 April 2021

The BBSR and the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) in New Delhi, India, have been cooperating in the field of applied urban and spatial research since 2018. Together they want to better understand the challenges in both countries and develop solutions for …

European Cross-Border Monitoring Network Type: Specialist article Date: 31 January 2020

In 2018, national and regional representatives in charge of territorial observation in Germany and their neighbours signed a memorandum committing themselves to work together to improve the situation of cross-border data.

Reference Framework for Sustainable Cities (RFSC) Type: Specialist article Date: 25 February 2013

On 24 May 2007, the ministers responsible for urban development adopted the “Leipzig Charter on Sustainable European Cities”. The Leipzig Charter provided a basis for reaching Europewide consensus about basic urban development issues at European level.

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