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Department of Spatial Planning
Urban and Regional Planning

SRP's Research

Research Profile

Sustainable development of cities and regions can only be achieved if we change the way we plan, build, claim and use our urban spaces. To achieve this, it is crucial to identify and analyse the spatial effects of social transformations. Those are usually associated with the introduction of new technologies, changed patterns of production and consumption, new value attitudes and forms of politics. Our aim is to transfer them into planning strategies and concepts. Our research group focuses on an interplay of theory, practice and research, especially in the following subject areas:

The evaluation and further development of methods, procedures and instruments of urban and regional planning play a significant role here. This also applies to the critical examination of planning control options and planning practices, which thus represent two more research areas:

Core Themes

Research Matrix

Display of SRP's core themes in research © SRP​/​TU Dortmund
Core themes of SRP's research