16.01.2017 31.12.2026
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A sustainable urban development can not only be achieved within city boundaries. Therefore the city, peri-urban and rural areas must be considered together. The development of cities, peri-urban and rural areas is functionally closely intertwined. In growing regions demands of using the resource land are often intensifying.

The funding measure "Stadt-Land-Plus (Urban-Rural-Plus)" aims at the holistic, integrated and sustainable development of regions by strengthening the urban-rural relations. The objective is to implement an efficient resource-saving land management on a regional level while safeguarding the interests of cities, peri-urban and rural areas. However, to meet this target there are no established or institutionalized processes and structures available yet.

To achieve a long-term stable regional development, cross-sectoral and intercommunal efforts are therefore necessary to obtain a resource-saving land use management. Considerable knowledge gaps exist about the interaction of urban-rural relations and the sustainability of regions.

The call "Stadt-Land-Plus" addresses research institutions and universities, municipalities and municipal institutions, land users (agriculture and forestry, housing, tourism, nature conservation, waste management), regional planners and developers; food, feed, pharmaceutical and building materials industries; logistics providers or transport companies, information service providers and retailers.

The key topics are:

  • the regional circular economy and quality of land use management
  • an improved balance of interests between urban, peri-urban and rural areas



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