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Department of Spatial Planning

Welcome to the Urban Development Group (STE)

Urbanization is a key factor of global change. In research and teaching, we are interested in the processes of urban and regional development, their demographic and socio-economic drivers as well as their spatial manifestations and impacts. This includes the complex and intertwined dynamics of land use, infrastructure systems and mobility. Our research projects also address the performance of transformative planning in local and urban-regional policy arenas. Prof. Dr Stefan Siedentop's (head of department) research focuses on the dynamics and structures of urban change, the strategies and instruments of transformative urban-regional planning and methods of urban spatial observation. Prof. Dr. Joachim Scheiner researches transport behaviour, everyday mobility, residential mobility and the interrelationships between spatial structure and transport.

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New STAWAL publication

The article written by the STAWAL project team deals with the complex mixed-methods design of the project.

This article, written by the STAWAL project team, analyses the complex mixed-method design of the project. It vividly describes and discusses the experiences made in the implementation of the repeated survey of relocating households before and after the move. The methods used are embedded in the theoretical discussion of the causal relationships between spatial structures and everyday mobility.

You can find the whole article here.