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The Former Mining Town

the former mining town   challenges: The city of Oer-Erkenschwick lies on the northern edge of the Ruhr area in the transition to rural areas. Ever since the coal crisis in the 1950s and the steel crisis in the 1960s, Oer-Erkenschwick, which was granted city rights in 1953, has had to deal with a continuous […]

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The Textile City Project

The founding of the still young city of Albstadt on the Südwestalb goes back to the municipal territorial reform of the 1970s. Formerly independent towns such as Ebingen and Tailfingen have been important centers of the textile-processing and clothing-manufacturing industry since industrialization. Already at the beginning of the 19th century there were numerous looms. Multiple […]

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Experimental Housing and Urban Development

Learning from practice – from practice to practice With the research program Experimental Housing and Urban Development (ExWoSt), the Federal Government is promoting innovative planning and measures in important urban planning and housing policy research fields in the form of scientifically supported model projects. The BBR supervises this program and regularly publishes the results of […]

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Stadtumbau West – currently 2/2003

In “Stadtumbau West – aktuell”, the research agency reports three to four times a year on current developments in the ExWoSt research field Urban Redevelopment West. NEWS FROM RESEARCH Promotion of five further pilot projects The ExWoSt research field “Urban Redevelopment West” was launched in 2002 with financial support from the federal government amounting to […]