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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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

Regional Baukultur and Tourism Type: Research Project

Baukultur and tourism are far too rarely handled and linked together. Especially in Germany’s rural regions, qualitative planning and constructing is often not recognised as tourism potential. There are numerous good reasons to change this. For starters, vibrant tourism …

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Completed Project duration: July 2016 – November 2019

Risk assessment of the future effects of climate change for the real estate industry (ImmoRisk)
Type: Research Project

Real estate owners, investors and developers need more transparency regarding current and future climate related hazards and risks, especially to reduce the extent of financial and health risks of climate change. Within the GIS-ImmoRisk research project a …

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Completed Project duration: October 2015 – December 2018

Concepts for future urban traffic Type: Research Project

Communities are challenged by sustainable mobility and the integration of transport development and urban planning. The success of implementation has been very different so far. The research project analysed communal mobility plans systematically. With discussions in an …

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

Smart Cities – Exploratory study on legal matters relating to the digital transformation of municipalities Type: Research Project

How can municipalities meet the challenges they are facing in light of the digital transformation? In the framework of this legal study, five reports were drawn up focussing on the following topics: municipal business law, choice of legal form, procurement law, data …

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Completed Project duration: September 2017 – November 2018

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

White Paper process: "Green Spaces in the City" Type: Research Project

Urban green spaces assume central functions for a liveable, healthy and diverse city. The maintenance, preservation and qualification of urban green spaces is regarded as a communal task. The research project of the White Paper process entitled "Green Spaces in the …

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

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 – Web-Based Media in Urban Development: Participation and Civic Engagement in the Digital Society Type: Research Project

The internet keeps on turning into the basic technology of society. In urban development it became important as well, by opening up new ways of participation. Under slogans such as 'participation 2.0', 'transparency 2.0' or 'collaboration 2.0' the possibilities of this …

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Completed Project duration: October 2015 – December 2017

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