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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Towards an Establishment of a Spatial Monitoring System for Neighbouring Regions Type: Research Project

The Spatial Planning Act provides for BBSR's spatial monitoring system for Germany and Europe to be supplemented in the medium term with continuous reporting on the regions in neighbouring countries. The aim of the project was to define the methodological and technical …

Programme: MORO Status: Completed Project duration: October 2019 – November 2021

Field trial for building stock of high conservation value Type: Research Project

Programme: Urban development grants Status: Completed Project duration: January 2017 – December 2021

City of übermorgen Type: Research Project

The project team played with various individual applications for working with questions relating to the future in collaboration with selected cities. The result is a comprehensive collection of trends consisting of 15 trend molecules relating to questions of the urban …

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Completed Project duration: November 2019 – February 2022

Baukultur Education: Current State, Requirements, Effectiveness Type: Research Project

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Completed Project duration: December 2020 – July 2022

The potential of circular economy for rural development in Germany and Europe Type: Research Project

The circular economy approach offers great potential for rural regions in Germany and Europe, for instance, regarding regional resilience, a diversified economy, or new employment opportunities. The research project aims to collect findings from other European countries …

Programme: Region gestalten Status: Ongoing Started: Since August 2022

Population Dynamics in Medium-sized Towns – Interactive Town-portraits! Type: Research Project

Programme: General Departmental Research Status: Completed Project duration: October 2020 – August 2022

Effects of production and employment on construction investments Type: Research Project

The demand for construction services is a classic starting point for public economic stimulus programmes, such as those recently used to mitigate the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. This research project examined which stabilizing effects can be expected …

Programme: Future Building Status: Completed Project duration: July 2020 – March 2022

Narratives in urban development Type: Research Project

Narratives provide a crucial framework for all phases of urban development, from problem definition to goal formulation and the choice of implementation tools to the evaluation of success or failure of urban development policy actions. An exploratory study now lays the …

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Completed Project duration: April 2021 – March 2022

Improvement of the practicability of DIN V 18599 for residential buildings Type: Research Project

Programme: Future Building Status: Completed Project duration: February 2020 – July 2021

Future of the building stock – Development prospects for key historic buildings Type: Research Project

Within the funding districts of the Urban Development Support programme, the research project examined municipal’ approaches to historically valuable key buildings in urgent need of intervention. Feasibility studies conducted locally created new possibilities in terms …

Programme: Urban development grants Status: Completed Project duration: January 2018 – December 2021

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