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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Interreg: Spatial effects of transnational cooperation and their measurability Type: Research Project

Preparations for the 2021-2027 transnational cooperation programmes are in full swing. The aim of the project was to identify the specific spatial challenges within the cooperation areas that include Germany and to comment on the draft programmes from a German …

Programme: MORO Status: Completed Project duration: November 2018 – April 2021

Implementing the Territorial Agenda 2030 – local pilot actions and transfer of results at national and European level Type: Research Project

The EU Territorial Agenda 2030 is a political framework agreement of the EU member states on the key objectives of spatial development in Europe. Under the German EU Council Presidency, the EU ministers responsible for spatial planning adopted this document on 1 …

Programme: MORO Status: Ongoing Started: Seit July 2020

"Regional Landscaping" Type: Research Project

How can the spatial planning contribute to an active landscape policy within the meaning of the European Landscape Convention? This was the central question studied by the "Regional Landscaping" field of research. The "Regional Landscaping" demonstration project served …

Programme: MORO Status: Completed Project duration: October 2016 – October 2020

European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation–support during the preparation phase
Type: Research Project

The European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) instrument is supposed to facilitate cooperation between member states, regional and local authorities and public bodies at cross-border, transnational and interregional level. It has become increasingly …

Programme: MORO Status: Completed Project duration: November 2017 – November 2019

Support to the revision of the Territorial Agenda Type: Research Project

On 1 December 2020 the ministers responsible for spatial planning and territorial development and/or territorial cohesion of the EU member states adopted the Territorial Agenda 2030. This Demonstration Project of Spatial Planning (MORO) has supported the German EU …

Programme: MORO Status: Completed Project duration: July 2019 – December 2020

People and Success Stories 2019 Type: Research Project

The focus of the competition "Menschen und Erfolge 2019" was "Living in small towns and communities of rural areas" and searched for projects that have successfully contributed to the improvement of housing and the living environment. A total of 136 entries were …

Programme: MORO Status: Completed Project duration: November 2018 – February 2020

Implementing the Common Future Vision for the German-Polish Interaction Area Type: Research Project

In December 2016, the Spatial Development Committee of the German-Polish Governmental Commission for Regional and Cross-Border Cooperation adopted the "Common Future Vision for the Polish-German Interaction Area – Horizon 2030". How can the "Common Future Vision 2030" …

Programme: MORO Status: Completed Project duration: December 2016 – December 2019

Competition: Networking successfully in Europe – jointly shaping cities and regions Type: Research Project

Numerous success stories from international inter-city cooperation can be found - large cities and border regions already receive attention for their initiatives. But smaller towns and rural counties in Germany also benefit from synergies and inter-municipal exchange …

Programme: MORO Status: Completed Project duration: November 2017 – November 2019

Methodological enhancements of BBSR's accessibility analyses Type: Research Project

BBSR's accessibility analyses are an important base for assessing the performance, efficiency and quality of transport infrastructures and settlement systems. They inform also about regional quality of supply and equity issues and thus give hints for the development of …

Programme: MORO Status: Completed Project duration: July 2017 – November 2018

Experimental game "Adaptation of peripheral settlement structures" Type: Research Project

Based on a pilot study on the adaptation of peripheral settlement structures con-ducted in 2015/2016, an experimental game was carried out, which dealt with the option of municipalities to implement a strategically planned and small-scale retreat from individual small …

Programme: MORO Status: Completed Project duration: September 2017 – January 2019

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