Spatial Planning and Urban Design

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Spatial Planning and Urban Design

The research group deals with the process-related and structural adaptability and development capacity of urban spaces. The competencies of the research group lie in the following areas

  • Planning systems, planning procedures, planning cultures and governance
  • Urban development, housing and housing renewal
  • Strategies and instruments of settlement area management

Deputy head

Team assistants

Jutta Nordholt
Phone: + 49 (0) 231 9051-276

Christine Schrooten
Phone: +49 (0) 241 4099 45-26


Schmidt, Stephan; Krehl, Angelika; Fina, Stefan; Siedentop, Stefan (2020): Does the monocentric model work in a polycentric urban system? An examination of German metropolitan regions. In: Urban Studies, online first May 27, 2020. doi: 10.1177/­0042098020912980.


Hersperger, Anna M.; Grădinaru, Simona R.; Siedentop, Stefan (2020): Towards a better understanding of land conversion at the urban-rural interface: planning intentions and the effectiveness of growth management. In: Journal of Land Use Science, online first May 25, 2020. doi: 10.1080/­­1747423X.­2020.1765426.


Eichhorn, Sebastian (2020): Disaggregating Population Data and Evaluating the Accuracy of Modeled High-Resolution Population Distribution – The Case Study of Germany. In: Sustainability, online first May 13, 2020. doi: 10.3390/su12103976. Weitere aktuelle Fachpublikationen finden Sie hier.

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