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.

28 Search results

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

Global urban transformation: involving New Urban Agenda, SDGs and the Paris Agreement into Germany‘s local and national urban development Type: Research Project

International and European agreements like the New Urban Agenda, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement and the Urban Agenda for the EU give new impetus and place demands on cities. In order to make municipalities future-compliant and to …

Programme: General Departmental Research Status: Completed Project duration: September 2017 – October 2019

From Urban Redevelopment to an Urban Transformation Strategy
Type: Research Project

The aim of the project was a systematic review of the state of the debate on questions of sustainable transformation to compare the corresponding results with existing urban redevelopment concepts in Germany. The aim was to develop an "urban transformation strategy" …

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

Contribution of digitalisation to productivity in the construction industry Type: Research Project

The construction sector has seen comparatively low productivity growth in recent years. At the same time, productivity increases are expected as a result of the ongoing digitalisation. The aim of the project was to examine the past contribution of investments in …

Programme: Future Building Status: Completed Project duration: December 2017 – December 2019

Smart Cities - Gamification, Prediction Markets, Wikis & Co: New knowledge for cities Type: Research Project

Cities Countries, Data Rivers? Digitalization means: More knowledge than ever is available. Data can be gathered, connected and analyzed in innovative ways. Communication and decision-making processes in cities and urban planning are undergoing rapid changes. This …

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Completed Project duration: November 2015 – May 2018

Urban transport for the day after tomorrow Type: Research Project

This study of the programme "Experimental Housing and Urban Development" (ExWoSt) aims to support and stimulate the discussion on the future of urban mobility. This is done by evaluating the current scientific landscape, and by designing five urban scenarios based on …

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Completed Project duration: January 2016 – October 2018

Digital infrastructure as a regional development factor Type: Research Project

The availability of broadband infrastructure for the German regions has been a significant factor influencing economic and regional development for some time. Location decisions are increasingly based on this criterion. Well-supplied areas have an advantage over regions …

Programme: MORO Status: Completed Project duration: December 2014 – October 2018

ÖKOBAUDAT and Europe II Type: Research Project

A growing demand for cooperation with the ÖKOBAUDAT from abroad requires further activities for internationalisation and harmonisation of the datasets. A key issue is the development of the current infrastructure of individual LCA databases towards an international data …

Programme: Future Building Status: Completed Project duration: August 2016 – September 2017

Effects of e-commerce on transport system and urban planning Type: Research Project

The study analyzed the impacts of e-commerce in transport and which effects in urban planning are to be expected by this. In order to measure this effects in scenarios, international scientific literature and quantitative analyses were reviewed and transferred to three …

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Completed Project duration: September 2015 – January 2018

Smart Cities – Development of an urban development policy framework Type: Research Project

This project investigated the effects of digitalization on future urban development, the opportunities it offers, and the risks involved. On the basis of four scientific expertise on selected topics and the involvement of an interdisciplinary work group consisting of …

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Completed Project duration: September 2015 – July 2017

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