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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Evaluation of "Good Examples" of Sustainable Regional Development (Good Practices II) Type: Research Project

In the course of the project, success criteria and areas of conflict were identified and recommendations formulated for German regional development on the basis of a nationwide evaluation of projects on sustainable regional development.
Project duration: October 2001 - …

Programme: MORO Status: Completed Project duration: October 2001 – April 2002

Potential Effects of Home Ownership on the Social Stability of Residential Areas Type: Research Project

The creation of home ownership by constructing new buildings or privatizing existing ones can, on certain conditions, have a stabilizing effect on socially disadvantaged urban boroughs. This was established by the study on the basis of 21 case examples in 14 West German …

Programme: General Departmental Research Status: Completed Project duration: October 2000 – March 2002

Symposium: European integration in German metropolitan regions – a challenge for business and government Type: Research Project

German metropolitan areas have to strengthen their international business relations in order to hold their ground in the competition with other regions – both German and European. The conference attendees discussed the different forms of organisation and co-operation in …

Programme: General Departmental Research Status: Completed Project duration: September 2001 – March 2002

Regional Planning Concepts for the German-Polish Border Regions Type: Research Project

With a new political and legal environment for cross-border regional development along the German-Polish frontier, the concepts drawn up in 1995 were reviewed and adapted to today's demands.
Project duration: February 2001 - January 2002

Programme: MORO Status: Completed Project duration: February 2001 – January 2002

Symposium on "Active building land policies for towns and their environs - from municipal to regional land management", 29 - 30 October 2001, Berlin Type: Research Project

Regional cooperation on the provision of development sites is marked by precautionary municipal building land policies. Taking the situation on the property markets as a starting point, mechanisms for the provision of land within the city were presented on the basis of …

Programme: General Departmental Research Status: Completed Project duration: September 2001 – January 2002

Integrated concepts of residential and urban planning for influencing structural change in the East German housing market – documentation on best-practice examples Type: Research Project

Working on the basis of exemplary schemes, the project formulated generally applicable standards for integrated urban-development concepts; it also developed an easy-to-use method for calculating the future demand for housing in the municipalities.Project duration: …

Programme: Development of Eastern Germany Status: Completed Project duration: December 2000 – October 2001

Evaluation of the Eco Grant Type: Research Project

The eco grant (Ökozulage), an additional allowance under the subsidization of home ownership for the financing of energy-saving measures, was hardly drawn upon by the intended beneficiaries. This project appraises the eco grant as seen by those involved and develops …

Programme: General Departmental Research Status: Completed Project duration: December 2000 – August 2001

Systems for the Use of Renewable Energies in Federal Building Projects in Berlin - Monitoring Type: Research Project

Concepts for the collection of operating data were developed and implemented as a means of monitoring the performance of photovoltaic installations on new government buildings. In addition, the energy derived from these installations and related cost factors were …

Programme: General Departmental Research Status: Completed Project duration: July 2000 – March 2001

Simulation of the environmental impact assessment in urban land-use planning Type: Research Project

The amended Environmental Impact Assessment Act incorporated the environmental impact assessment into the Federal Building Code and the corresponding European Directive into German law. A simulation was carried out in the local authorities to test whether the new …

Programme: General Departmental Research Status: Completed Project duration: August 2000 – March 2001

Reducing the Mass Flow Rate in the Treatment of Contaminated Soil with Regard to the Closed Substance Cycle and Waste Management Act Type: Research Project

Sustainable remediation entails the use of both ecologically effective and cost-effective technology. This project evaluated possible methods, using as an example former armaments sites contaminated with the explosive TNT.Project duration: July 1999 - March 2001

Programme: General Departmental Research Status: Completed Project duration: July 1999 – March 2001

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