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.

129 Search results

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

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: Completed Project duration: December 2019 – June 2021

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

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

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

User behaviour and its influence on the energy consumption Type: Research Project

This research project collects present knowledge about the energy consumption of residential buildings, about the effects of energy upgrades and about the influence of users. From this suggestions for supplementing the energy performance certificate are derived, aiming …

Programme: Future Building Status: Completed Project duration: December 2016 – July 2018

Influences of heavy rainfall on the building infrastructure Type: Research Project

Numerous heavy rainfall events have in the past led not only to personal injury but also to severe damage to the building infrastructure. In addition to pure property protection, measures are developed to protect the building infrastructure against the effects of heavy …

Programme: Future Building Status: Completed Project duration: October 2016 – May 2018

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