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.

19 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: Completed Project duration: December 2019 – June 2021

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

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

Methodological enhancements of BBSR's accessibility analyses Type: Research Project

BBSR's accessibility analyses are an important base for assessing the performance, efficiency and quality of transport infrastructures and settlement systems. They inform also about regional quality of supply and equity issues and thus give hints for the development of …

Programme: MORO Status: Completed Project duration: July 2017 – November 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

Garden City 21 – a new model for urban development in densely structured conurbations – vision or utopia? Type: Research Project

The current challenges of urban development in conurbations are diverse and increasingly linked with the desire for new forms of urban living, which display parallels to the the garden city movement of the early 20th century. This gives rise to the proposition that the …

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

VerKoS – Transport consequences and costs of settlement development (Calculation of transport and settlement costs)
Type: Research Project

As public budgets are tight, it becomes more and more important to estimate the financial consequences of new housing areas. To help communal planners to estimate these costs, a tool was developed.Project duration: November 2013 - November 2015

Programme: further programmes Status: Completed Project duration: November 2013 – November 2015

Spatial impact assessment - Application of the Guidelines for Integrated Network Design (RIN) in the railway network traffic Type: Research Project

The research project had two objectives. First,the accessibility qualities in rail passenger transport had to be calculated by the method of RIN 2008 for all German centers in rail passenger transport (Metropolitan Regions (MR), Regional Centers (OR), Resource Centres …

Programme: General Departmental Research Status: Completed Project duration: November 2012 – August 2014

New forms of mobility, mobility stations and urban design Type: Research Project

Changes in individual mobility patterns influence new forms of mobility such as car sharing, public bicycle rental systems and long-distance buses. Mobility stations offer a local connection between different means of transportation.This raises the question which …

Programme: ExWoSt Status: Completed Project duration: September 2013 – March 2015

Implementing the Territorial Agenda 2020: impacts of European sector policies in selected model regions - enhancing regional potentials in the context of further developing the TEN-T Type: Research Project

Following the adoption of the Lisbon Treaty, territorial cohesion has become an objective of European policies. The Territorial Agenda 2020 calls for more intensive cooperation between spatial development policy and sector policies, such as the transport policy. This …

Programme: MORO Status: Completed Project duration: November 2012 – February 2015

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