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.

16 Search results

Urban infrastructures within the "Stadtumbau" programme under growth and shrinking conditions Type: Research Project

This research project focused on measures in which funds provided by the “Stadtumbau” (urban restructuring) urban development funding programme were used to adapt urban infrastructures. The project examined reasons for as well as the planning and implementation of …

Programme: Urban development grants Status: Completed Project duration: February 2018 – December 2019

Change and values in the European town and city Type: Research Project

The BMI and BBSR have issued this publication for the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, making Germany’s experience and success of the 27 years of the Protection of the Urban Architectural Heritage Programme accessible beyond the borders of the Federal Republic …

Programme: Urban development grants Status: Completed Project duration: September 2017 – September 2018

Public Interest Initiatives in District Development Type: Research Project

Numerous independently-run, public interest initiatives are involved in community life in districts and neighbourhoods. The research project investigated what tangible significance these initiatives could have for social, economic, ecological and culturally sustainable …

Programme: Urban development grants Status: Completed Project duration: September 2017 – February 2019

Interim evaluation of the urban development support programme "Smaller towns and municipalities" Type: Research Project

In 2010, the Federal Ministry of Building and Urban Affairs and the federal states launched the urban development support programme "Smaller towns and municipalities – supra-local cooperation and networks". The programme was embedded in the overarching "Rural …

Programme: Urban development grants Status: Completed Project duration: June 2016 – December 2018

Active City and Town Centres – Management associations for town and city centre development Type: Research Project

The partnership-based, integrated methods and development plans of the Urban Development Support programme's Active City and Town Centres project require a coordinated, cooperative and networked approach. They also require a broad range of locally based management …

Programme: Urban development grants Status: Completed Project duration: January 2016 – October 2018

Study "Inter-municipal Cooperation in Urban Development Assistance" Type: Research Project

The study "Inter-municipal Cooperation in Urban Development Assistance" investigates the potentials and opportunities of inter-municipal cooperation. For this purpose, current research was compiled and statistical data on intercommunal cooperation in urban development …

Programme: Urban development grants Status: Completed Project duration: January 2016 – June 2018

Grün in der Stadt [Green in the City] Type: Research Project

In the 2015 administrative agreement on urban development funding, the federal and state governments stressed the importance of green spaces and open spaces in populated areas. Nevertheless, urban green spaces and open spaces had already played a role in the …

Programme: Urban development grants Status: Completed Project duration: July 2016 – July 2018

Cooperation between local authorities and the private sector within the urban development programme "Soziale Stadt" (Socially Integrative City) Type: Research Project

Cross-sectoral collaboration is becoming increasingly important for social neighbourhood development and is helping to overcome spatially concentrated and diverse problems. The leaders of the project put existing programmes and initiatives to the test with the help of …

Programme: Urban development grants Status: Completed Project duration: February 2016 – November 2017

Interim assessment of the Social City urban development assistance programme Type: Research Project

With the second Germany-wide interim assessment a comprehensive evaluation of the Social City urban development assistance programme of the Federal Government and the federal states, which started in 1999, is carried out again ten years after the first interim assessment.

Programme: Urban development grants Status: Completed Project duration: October 2014 – November 2017

Environmental justice in the Social City programme Type: Research Project

The environmental justice approach explores the interconnections between environmental quality, health and social class. It addresses the issue of how environmental pollution is unequally distributed in socio-spatial terms. The research project, which BBSR commissioned

Programme: Urban development grants Status: Completed Project duration: October 2015 – November 2016

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