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Department of Spatial Planning

TempALand: Temporary arrivals and absences and their impact on the country and society

TempALand researches multilocal lifestyles and their effects in rural areas. Motives and causes of multilocal living practices are identified and analysed. In addition, the focus is on the interactions between multilocal lifestyles, social and spatial effects as well as regional planning and political control options. With the help of empirical studies in the district of Diepholz, not only possible challenges and negative consequences for the municipalities are considered, but also the potentials associated with multilocal lifestyles for rural areas in demographic change are shown. Finally, the project presents recommendations for action for regional planning and management, businesses, civil society initiatives and politics for dealing with multilocal living practices. Further information under


Project Partners & Funding

BMBF, Förderrichtlinie Kommunen innovativ, 2017-2019

The project was carried out at the Institute for Environmental Planning at Leibniz University Hannover. More information can be found on the TempALand project website mentioned above.


Contact Partners

TU Dortmund University
Department of Spatial Planning
Urban and Regional Planning
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Othengrafen