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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New Urban Agenda of the United Nations: characterising, measuring and visualising the progress of its implementation across various levels Type: Research Project

Compact urban development, the efficient use of resources, mobility in cities and regions as well as the well-being of all are the core messages of the New Urban Agenda adopted by the United Nations as global guiding principle of modern urban development. From 2022, the …

Programme: General Departmental Research Status: Ongoing Started: Seit December 2019

Youth projects in structurally weak and rural areas Type: Research Project

As numerous successful youth participation projects in recent years have shown, young people want to – and are able to – play an active role in shaping their living environment and in the development of their town or city. Until now, research has focused on projects in …

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

Climate resilient urban regeneration Type: Research Project

The project records the results of the research programme StadtKlimaExWoSt (Urban Strategies for Adapting to Climate Change) and other research looking at the implementation of climate adaption measures in municipalities. In ten case study cities, the factors of success …

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Completed Project duration: October 2017 – October 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

Expansion of municipal property portfolios through construction and acquisition as a housing policy Type: Research Project

Since 2009, the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (BBSR) has been gathering information on municipal property portfolios through nationwide surveys every three years. The ExWoSt research project ‘Expansion of municipal property portfolios through …

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Completed Project duration: November 2017 – December 2020

Evaluation of the 2016 housing benefit reform Type: Research Project

The study has analysed the development of housing benefit (Wohngeld) in the period 2009 to 2015 and presents the resulting need for reform (including ex ante expectations). An ex post impact analysis of the 2016 housing benefit reform was also conducted. Furthermore, …

Programme: General Departmental Research Status: Completed Project duration: October 2017 – July 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

The urban dimension in the EU structural policy 2014-2020 Type: Research Project

The project analysed the promotion of the urban dimension in the Structural Funding period 2014-2020 on the basis of all operational programmes (OP) in Germany. A focus was on the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) and the ESF (European Social Fund). Secondarily, …

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Completed Project duration: November 2018 – December 2020

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