The Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning

Research projects

The Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) supports federal politics with its projects. The projects deal with current issues of spatial planning, urban development as well as building and housing. They reveal the need for political action and provide scientifically sound bases with which political instruments and measures can be further developed.

You can find an overview of current and completed research projects on this page. You can use the search function to search for specific topics using key words.

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Bundespreis Stadtgrün 2022 Type: Research Project

The Federal Ministry of Housing, Urban Development and Building (German: Bundesministerium für Wohnen, Stadtentwicklung und Bauwesen) awarded the Bundespreis Stadtgrün 2022 for the second time. The award recognised best practice examples that demonstrated how …

Programme: Initiative Grün in der Stadt (EN) Status: Completed Project duration: July 2021 – November 2022

Common good orientation 3.0 Type: Research Project

Programme: General Departmental Research Status: Completed Project duration: February 2021 – August 2022

Support for sufficiency approaches in the building sector Type: Research Project

Sufficiency can make a significant contribution to climate protection and other sustainability goals in the building sector. To this end, the project identified approaches, quantified potential savings and described proposals for policy instruments.

Programme: Future Building Status: Completed Project duration: September 2021 – September 2022

Successful strategies and barriers to the implementation of integrated urban development concepts Type: Research Project

Many municipalities are facing extensive transformations due to the consequences of climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic. Integrated urban development concepts (INSEKs) support municipalities in structuring these transformations with the help of comprehensive …

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Completed Project duration: January 2021 – December 2022

Implementing the 2030 Agenda locally through urban development Type: Research Project

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Ongoing Started: Since July 2022

Climate adaptation and standardisation procedures – Analysis of existing building standards and technical rules in the context of climate change Type: Research Project

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?

Programme: Future Building Status: Completed Project duration: December 2019 – March 2022

Comparative values for the energy consumption of non-residential buildings Type: Research Project

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 …

Programme: Future Building Status: Completed Project duration: January 2020 – March 2021

Practicability check ‒ development orders Type: Research Project

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 …

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Completed Project duration: January 2020 – December 2021

Digital learning labs of the City of Oldenburg Type: Research Project

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 …

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Completed Project duration: December 2017 – March 2022

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